Starting with an introduction to calibration and calibration tools, the course covers a range of topics that provide learners with an understanding of general calibration work flow, project management aspects of calibration, developing calibration processes and manuals, establishing calibration project schedules, and incorporating calibration testing. The relationship between software strategy and calibration strategy is also emphasized along with how to read Simulink block diagrams in order to know the software algorithms being calibrated. Various examples of engine control strategies are provided with an explanation of how these strategies would be calibrated.
This Academy is intended to be interactive and hands-on so learners are challenged each day with calibration projects utilizing engine start stands and basic calibration software. Projects range from electronic throttle control calibration to on-engine idle control, spark, and fuel tuning. Throughout each project, learners address target system requirements, details of the software strategy that will be calibrated, how to formulate the calibration process to meet the requirements, and how to run tests that verify requirements were met.
DAY ONE Basics of Calibration & PID Tuning on ETC
DAY TWO Engine Fundamentals & Crank State
DAY THREE Run State & Minimum Governor
DAY FOUR Airflow Estimation & O2 Control
DAY FIVE Transient Fueling & Advanced Topics
Jason Tartt is the technical lead for LHPU, responsible for controls and course development training. He has worked as a controls and calibration engineer for Mercury Marine, MotoTron, and Woodward, Inc., specializing in knock, governing, coldstart, and vehicle drivability on diesel, gasoline, and natural gas applications.
Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison. In his spare time, Jason enjoys training for triathlons.
SAE Members: $3995.00 - $3995.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.