The use of a combustion engine to motivate a car has been questioned in recent times due
to the increasing concern of warming. As a result of this, the concept of driving
a car with an electric engine has become of particular interest. Dr. Geoff Walker and his
PhD students are working on the creation of the Universitys own electric car.
This thesis project is focused on deriving a control scheme to drive an induction machine
that could be applied to the electric car. Induction machines are universally used in
industry because of their robustness, reliability, low price and high efficiency (up to