Design and implementation of a small scale linear switched reluctance motor

J. Y. Lokamba, Nnamdi Nwulu, Kabeya Musasa

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In this study, the working principles of a linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM) are demonstrated through the design and implementation of a linear switched reluctance motor with its appropriate control system. The paper focuses on merely demonstrating the working principles of the LSRM, and consequently does not focus on a specific application. A 6/4 poled, 3-phase LSRM is designed and implemented. The LSRM is controlled using a micro-controller and the accuracy of the control was improved by using linear incremental position sensors for feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-907
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Issue numberSEP
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 27 Sept 201829 Sept 2018


  • Electric drives control
  • Linear Switched Reluctance Motor
  • Linesar electric drives
  • Speed control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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