Estimation of Side Slip Angle Using Measured Tire Forces 2002-01-0969
Within the scope of a current research project at the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS), the potential for an estimation of vehicle side slip angle and yaw rate arising from online measurement of tire forces is evaluated. Investigations focus on how the vehicle state can be determined, if in addition to wheel speeds and steering angle the tire forces currently acting on the vehicle are known. Different estimation procedures based on inverse tire models, direct integration of vehicle accelerations and closed-loop-observer are discussed. The performance is tested with data from vehicle dynamics simulation.