Transmission Control Design Approach Using Simulation, Rapid Prototyping, and Auto Code Generation 2008-01-0536
A math-based approach is now in use to reduce transmission control algorithm development time and prototyping iterations, and to improve transmission control algorithm and software quality. This paper will describe the application of this efficient approach to the development of a transmission control algorithm for production. The processes for algorithm design, closed-loop and rapid prototype testing, auto-code generation of production software, and potential hardware-in-the-loop verification are described with references to supporting development tools. This approach enables upfront, math-based development and performance assessment of transmission control algorithms and their interactions with other powertrain and vehicle control algorithms. Examples will illustrate the efficiency of the control algorithm development approach over a wide range of conditions.