Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Industrial Engineering


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Engineering


Jianbiao Pan

Advisor Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Advisor College

College of Engineering


In the past several decades, the Brushless DC (BLDC) motor has seen increased usage due to several distinct advantages over its brushed counterpart, including higher performance, increased reliability, and minimal maintenance requirements. However, the electronic commutation system of the BLDC motor creates the need for an accompanying electronic motor control system of increased complexity, adding to the overall cost of the BLDC motor and motor control system. As such, continued research and exploration in the area of BLDC motor control is necessary to continue to reduce the cost of BLDC motors and their corresponding motor control systems. This project focuses on the design of a motor control system for a Three-Phase Brushless DC Motor.

A printed circuit board was designed for use in Three-Phase BLDC motor control and the design process was documented within this report. Due to an international IC shortage at the time of this project, fabrication was unable to be completed, however fabrication plans and cost estimation is included herein. Preliminary software modifications were tested to the extent possible with an off-the-shelf evaluation board, and future software modifications were outlined. Description of the hardware design and software development of this system is included in this report, as well as analysis of this system for future design, fabrication, and testing.