Improved Moth Flame Optimization Approach for Parameter Estimation of Induction Motor

Zekharya Danin, Abhishek Sharma, Moshe Averbukh, Arabinda Meher

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The effective deployment of electrical energy has received attention because of its environmental implications. On the other hand, induction motors are the primary equipment used in many industries. Industrial facilities demand the maximum percentage of energy. This energy demand is determined by the operating circumstances imposed by the internal characteristics of the induction motor. Because internal parameters of an induction motor are not immediately measurable, they must be obtained through an identification process. This paper proposed an improved version of moth flame optimization (IMFO) for the efficient parameter estimation of induction motors. A steady-state equivalent circuit of the induction motor is employed for the simulation. The proposed technique handles the parameter estimation problem better than moth flame optimization (MFO), particle swarm optimization (PSO), the flower pollination algorithm (FPA), the tunicate swarm algorithm (TSA), and the sine cosine algorithm (SCA). The anticipated IMFO reduces the cost function by 49.38% as compared with the basic version of MFO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8834
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • experimental validations
  • induction motors
  • moth flame optimization
  • parameters extraction


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