Model Based Engine Control Using ASICs: A Virtual Heat Release Sensor

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High resolution real time heat release analysis will become increasingly important in the future development of engine control systems.
The increased demands on efficiency and emissions will put high demands on future engine control.
Future engine concepts, for example the HCCI engine concept might crave cylinder pressure based Closed-Loop Combustion Control (CLCC).
The analysis of cylinder pressure is a relatively computationally expensive task that is difficult to implement in existing engine controllers due to the real time demands.
This paper describes an approach to obtain such a high speed heat release analysis. The described system could act as a platform for further feedback control experiments.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering


  • Engine control, Heat release analysis, ASIC, FPGA
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLes Rencontres Scientifiques de l'IFP: "New Trends in Engine Control, Simulation and Modelling"
PublisherInstitut Francais du Petrole
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

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