American Journal of Applied Sciences

DsPIC Based Power Assisted Steering Using Brushless Direct Current Motor

G. R.P. Lakshmi and S. Paramasivam

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2013.1419.1426

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 11

Pages 1419-1426

Abstract

This study illustrates the Electrically Assisted power Steering (EAS) using BLDC motor for a vehicle. Earlier the Electrically Assisted power Steering (EAS) was implemented with DSP. This study shows the usage of a dsPIC to control the BLDC motor with an encoder. The BLDC motor here is driven by dsPIC through a three phase inverter system. IRAMS type of inverter is used which is cost efficient and space efficient. The dsPIC supplied with the input of the steering. In its higher capacity the vehicles speed controller acts as the assistance level controller for steering effort. At the lower capacity, the torque controller gives the effort level control. In reality this can be realized as torque sensor and vehicle sensor interfaced in the dsPIC. For actual implementation in the system, a dsPIC-based BLDC motor controller with three-phase inverter module is used with Hall-effect sensor feedback. It is designed in such a way that the driver assistance can be varied at any time without any difficulty.

Copyright

© 2013 G. R.P. Lakshmi and S. Paramasivam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.