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Investigation of Brake Control Using Test Rig-in-the-Loop Technique

Research and development tools for investigations of various facets of braking processes cover three major groups of devices: Dynamometer test rigs: assessment of performance, durability, life cycle and others; Tribometer test rigs: definition of parameters of friction and wear; Hardware-in-the-loop: estimation of functional properties of controlled braking. A combination of the listed devices allows to research complex phenomena related to braking systems. The presented work discusses a novel approach of test rig fusion, namely the combination of a brake dynamometer and hardware in the loop test rig. First investigations have been done during the operation of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) system to demonstrate the functionality of the approach.