Robust Scheduler Design for Automatic Mechanical Transmission Real-time Control 2006-01-1490
Since the vehicle AMT(Automatic Manual Transmission) has been developed to meet the requirements of high quality vehicles as well as hybrid vehicles, there are more and more tasks running on the ECU (Electronically Controlled Unit). Concerned with both function correctness and timing correctness, the scheduling of those tasks becomes important. A perfect scheduler, which distributes the proper task working during the proper time, can not only make the best use of the ECU, but also predict its capacity rationally. Compared with ordinary algorithm such as clock driven scheduler, static and dynamic priority-driven scheduler as well as round robin scheduler, this paper proposes an offline-designed Blended Timer-triggered Scheduler (BTTS) for AMT control. BTTS can coordinate periodical and event-triggered tasks in one envelope. It designates the available time slice for each task, which can make each critical task run at the proper time. Furthermore, BTTS is adaptable for online processor load fluctuation. Simulations and experiments are implemented. The results show that the scheduler has effect on AMT shifting performance, and BTTS is feasible and robust.