Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-0323

Brake-Based Vehicle Traction Control via Generalized Predictive Algorithm 2003-01-0323

Generalized predictive control (GPC) is a discrete time control strategy proposed by Clark et al [1]. The controller tries to predict the future output of a system or plant and then takes control action at present time based on future output error. Such a predictive control algorithm is presented in this paper for acceleration slip regulation in an automobile. Most of the existing literature on the brake based traction control systems (BTCS) lacks the insight into the wheel slip growth when the automobile is on a low friction coefficient surface and the driver has the throttle wide open. Simulation results show that the predictive feature of the proposed controller provides an effective way to control the wheel slip in a vehicle acceleration event.


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