Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-0854

Towards Robust H-infinity Control of an SI Engine's Air/Fuel Ratio 1999-01-0854

Long term stoichiometric Air/Fuel Ratio (AFR) control of an SI engine is at the present mainly maintained by table mapping of the engine's fresh air intake as a function of the engine operating point. In order to reduce a stationary error in the AFR to zero the table based control normally works in conjunction with a PI feedback from a HEGO sensor. The effective bandwidth of this feedback loop is quite small and seldom exceeds 2 Hz. This is altogether too small for accurate transient AFR control.
This paper presents a new λ (normalized Air/Fuel Ratio) control methodology (H∞ control) which has a somewhat larger bandwidth and can guarantee robustness with respect to selected engine variable and parameter variations.


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