Future plans

Motor Inverter » Future plans

The inverter has reached a stable and usable state as of today. This is the result of 5 design iterations. Still though, there is much room for improvement:

 

  • Implement advanced motor control algorithms (DTC or FOC)
  • Implement motor autotuning
  • Replace pulse encoder by a resolver as to support PMSM
  • Integrate battery charging into the inverter
  • Integrate vehicle interfacing (e.g. rev counter)
  • Integrate battery monitoring and SoC estimation
  • Offer more communication (CAN, USB)

FOC will no longer be implemented because it offers no advantage when using a pulse encoder. Thus autotuning is not needed. Also the plans to support resolvers were dropped as I'm no longer planning to support permanent magnet motors.

Battery monitoring should be done by a BMS instead of the inverter.