Evaluation of Angular Sensor Systems for Rotor Position Sensing of Automotive Electric Drives

Jens Gächter*, Jürgen Fabian, Mario Hirz, Andreas Schmidhofer, Heinz Lanzenberger

*Corresponding author for this work

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The objective of this paper is the generic approach for assessment and evaluation of different position sensor technologies used for automotive electric traction drive applications. The information of the position angle is essential for the robustness and the quality of the control respectively the reliability of the overall electrified powertrain. The rotor position sensor is a key component, which has to be considered with best application’s usage. A systematic testing within automotive requirements can support the technology selection as well as the performance evaluation in a very early stage of the electric drive system development. First an overview about automotive relevant rotor position sensors is given. Based on this the testing parameter, the test bench capabilities and a test result of a selected end of shaft position sensor is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2014
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Systems for Safe, Clean and Automated Vehicles
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-08087-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-08086-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAdvanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications: AMAA 2014 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201424 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552


ConferenceAdvanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications


  • angular position measurement
  • electric drive
  • magneto-resistive effect
  • resolver
  • rotor position sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Transportation


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