Title: LabVIEW-based performance improvement of servo vacuum booster using programmable logic control

Authors: M. Revathi; Navaz Kader; P. Ramu

Addresses: Engineering Department, Scientific Society, Tiruvannamalai 606805, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Tirupati, AP, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication, Jaya Institute of Technology, Thiruvallur 631204, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The issue of safety is very paramount in any automotive system, especially in automotive braking systems. Nowadays this safety is being somewhat overlooked as the efficient testing is not being performed on the braking systems. Nowadays it is one of the challenging tasks and keeps interest among researchers. In recent days, the researchers focused on designing the braking system which is dependent on servo vacuum booster. In this paper, we intend to aid a model to monitor the servo vacuum booster performance and also to improve the performance of the system. The virtual environment LabVIEW is the tool used to calibrate the system under test. The input stroke which is the replicant of the pedalling motion will be given through the servo motor at the rate required which is helpful to control the Programmable Logic Control (PLC). The parameters under measurement such as performance, jump in and threshold which are required for efficient braking system can be set by PLC programming in RS Logix 5000 software. Meeting the requirements while testing the servo vacuum booster will be considered as effective with no flaws and can be further processed.

Keywords: auto-braking system; LabVIEW; programmable logic controller.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2020.116450

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2020 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.285 - 295

Received: 04 Jun 2020
Accepted: 30 Jul 2020

Published online: 26 Jul 2021 *

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