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Avoiding Signal Aliasing in Event Based Engine Control 2000-01-0268

Many modern control strategies for engine control are based on event based sampling. Operating the control strategy in the event domain makes it possible to obtain samples at specific crank shaft angles in the engine cycle, which is often desirable for certain control strategies. One of the biggest disadvantages involved with event based strategies is signal aliasing at low engine speeds or a high computational burden at higher engine speeds.
This paper presents an easy solution to the aliasing problem above. If the data between the event based samples is stored using a time based strategy, it is shown here that a subsequent treatment of the sampled data as a time series together with a suitable low pass filter structure can avoid aliasing.


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