Measuring Active Chassis System Performance in an HIL Environment 2004-01-2063
As the active chassis technology becomes more and more sophisticated, it becomes increasingly important to have a repeatable and objective environment for testing to accelerate the deployment of active chassis control systems. Track testing is a highly subjective and expensive method for testing and validation of active chassis control algorithms. It is often difficult to recreate a critical condition that a vehicle chassis experiences within its possible operation range during track testing. Therefore an environment with capability to create a critical condition in a repeatable and objective manner is highly desirable. This paper presents a repeatable and objective method for developing as well as measuring performance of active chassis systems.