Reducing Diesel Emissions Dispersion by Coordinated Combustion Feedback Control 2006-01-0186
Future demands for very low emissions from diesel engines, without compromising fuel economy or driveability, require Engine Management Systems (EMS) capable of compensating for emissions dispersion caused by production tolerances and component ageing. The Advanced Diesel Engine Control (ADEC) Project, a collaboration between Ricardo and General Motors, is aimed at reducing engine-out emissions dispersion and enabling alternative combustion modes, such as Highly Premixed Cool Combustion (HPCC), in real-world scenarios. This is being achieved by high-level co-ordination of fuel, air and EGR in order to meet the conflicting performance requirements of current and future diesel engines. A sensor feasibility study was undertaken which included a number of new sensing technologies appropriate for future mass production. Two sensor types, namely cylinder pressure and accelerometer sensors, were then selected to demonstrate varying degrees of benefits versus sensor technology cost. A prototyping EMS was configured incorporating these two sensor options for testbed and vehicle demonstration. This paper presents the background to the project and current status.