Modul "Practical Course Control of Low-Power Automotive Drives"


Tian, Wei, M.Sc.

Yin, Xingqi, M.Sc.

Content Practical Training: 4 SWS
Cycle Winter- and Summerterm
Time & Room

Room 0901
time schedule (W 2022/2023)

time schedule (S 2023)

Links TUMonline
Language of instructionEnglish


After successful participation in the module, the student is able to: - design and optimize controllers for brushless DC machine, - understand the operation of power electronic actuators, - use simulation tools (e.g., MATLAB / Simulink) to investigate the behavior of mechatronic systems, -use the integrated development environment (IDE) (e.g. Keil or Microsoft Visual Studio) to develop the embedded code for brushless DC drives system, - understand the operation of the microcontroller (hardware) and use the embedded code (software) to control the brushless DC motor, - apply different measuring methods in the laboratory - analyze and evaluate the obtained measurement data.


This module consists of a series of microcontroller-based experiments with the following content being covered: - Modeling and simulation of the permanent magnet motors (brushless DC motor) with MATLAB/Simulink, - Field-oriented control (FOC) design and optimization for brushless DC drives system, - Sensorless field-oriented control design for brushless DC drives system, - Embedded code design for brushless DC drives system with/without sensors in the integrated development environment (IDE) (e.g. Keil or Microsoft Visual Studio), -Applications in automotive drives.


In order to participate successfully in the module, knowledge is strongly required in the following areas: - linear control theory, - programming language such as C, - basic knowledge of electrical machines, - operation of simulation software such as MATLAB/Simulink. For this reason the following modules should already be successfully completed before participation: - Advanced Control - Electrical Machines - Power Electronics