Title: A robust automotive controller design

Authors: Alexander G. Loukianov, Jan Vittek, Bernardino Castillo-Toledo

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, CINVESTAV, Unidad Guadalajara, Apartado Postal 31-438, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44550, Mexico. ' Department of Power Electrical Systems, University of Zilina, Velky diel, Zilina 010 26, Slovak Republic. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, CINVESTAV, Unidad Guadalajara, Apartado Postal 31-438, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44550, Mexico

Abstract: This paper describes an application of the block control and sliding mode control techniques to form a stabilising controller for an internal combustion engine with a throttle driven by a DC motor. This combined approach enables the inherent non-linearities of the engine to be compensated and high-level external disturbances to be rejected. Also, the control system utilises a generalised observer for non-linear plants, which incorporates a high gain technique.

Keywords: internal combustion engines; sliding mode control; DC motors; nonlinear observers; automotive control; robust control; controller design; block control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2008.020131

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2008 Vol.3 No.3, pp.270 - 276

Published online: 28 Aug 2008 *

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