Robust Wheel-Slip Control for Brake-by-wire Systems 2005-01-1584
Wheel-slip control systems are able to control the braking force more accurately and can be adapted to different vehicles more easily than conventional ABS systems. But, in order to achieve the superior braking performance, real-time information about the vehicle status variables such as wheel slip ratio, tire force, etc is required. In this paper, a wheel slip controller based on the estimated braking force is developed for brake-by-wire systems. The proposed wheel slip control system is composed of the braking force monitor and robust slip controller. In the brake force monitor, the tire braking forces as well as the brake disk-pad friction coefficient are estimated. The robust wheel slip controller using the estimated tire braking force is designed based on the sliding mode control technique. This system determines the braking pressure as the control input and maintains the wheel slip at any given target slip. The performance of the proposed wheel-slip control system is evaluated in various simulations.