The Design of a Controller for the Steer-by-Wire System Using the Hardware-In-the-Loop-Simulation System 2002-01-1596
In this study, a Steer-by-Wire (SBW) controller was developed using the Hardware-In-the-Loop-Simulation (HILS) system. The mechanism of the HILS system consists of a hydraulic actuator for a lateral force on the front tires in a real vehicle. There are two motors in the SBW system controlled by one Electronic Control Unit (ECU). One motor in the steering wheel is to improve the driver's steering feel and the other motor in the steering linkage is to improve the vehicle maneuverability. The SBW controller's availability was verified through a number of simulations on the HILS system. The SBW fail-safe logic was tested through various simulations of the hazard environment on the HILS system. Consequently, the control logic of the SBW system was developed easily and safely in a laboratory.