Design and Analysis of Limited-Angle Wound Rotor Resolvers

Tayfun Gundogdu*, Burak Ozdincer

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this study, the comprehensive design and analysis of a limited-angle wound rotor resolver (LAWRR) with high precision are presented. The effect of two major design parameters, including stator and rotor number of turns combinations, as well as the transformation ratio, on angular position accuracy is investigated. To determine the optimal number of turn combinations of LAWRRs with concentric windings (CWs), a simple analytical method consisting of calculating the total harmonic distortion (THD) percentage of the winding distribution waveform is employed. The fundamental operating principle and parametric analyses are carried out using finite element analysis (FEA), which is then followed by verification of the analytical calculations and determination of the optimal number of turn combinations. Moreover, the cross-correlation effect of the signal (stator) and excitation (rotor) winding configurations has been considered. Time-averaged, peak to peak, and maximum position errors were calculated for accuracy analyses. Finally, a prototype is built and tested to validate the analytical and numerical analyses, as well as the main parameters and angular position error.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9351-9360
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Angular position measurement
  • Concentric winding
  • High accuracy
  • Magnetic position sensor
  • Transformation ratio
  • Turns number combinations
  • Winding configuration
  • Wound rotor resolver


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