IEEE Control Systems

Issue 6 • Dec. 1996

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  • RBF network feedforward compensation of load disturbance in idle speed control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    Automotive engine idle speed control is a disturbance rejection problem. An engine at idle is typically well away from its most favorable region of operation and exhibits significant nonlinearities. Control of such a system is complicated by delays of both physical (time between induction and power strokes) and computational origin. In the model used, there are two control variables, and these dif... View full abstract»

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  • A fuzzy logic-based smart automatic windshield wiper

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    An innovation for a standard intermittent windshield wiper is the concept of a smart wiper that automatically turns itself on or off and adjusts its wiping cycle according to the intensity of rain. This article describes the development of a smart automatic windshield wiper system using a fuzzy logic-based conductive rain sensor scheme. Fuzzy logic is used to compensate nonlinearities in the senso... View full abstract»

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  • A/F ratio estimation and control based on induced engine roughness

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):35 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    2 versions of an engine air-to-fuel (A/F) ratio estimator were described and evaluated through transient engine testing. A four-parameter model was derived from steady-state identification and a ten-parameter model was derived from transient identification. Inputs to both estimators include a fundamental metric that relates the instantaneous change in engine speed to prescribed fuel injector pulse... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicle following control design for automated highway systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):43 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (72)
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    Automatic vehicle following is an important feature of a fully or partially automated highway system (AHS). The on-board vehicle control system should be able to accept and process inputs from the driver, the infrastructure, and other vehicles, perform diagnostics, and provide the appropriate commands to actuators so that the resulting motion of the vehicle is safe and compatible with the AHS obje... View full abstract»

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  • CAPC: A Road-Departure Prevention System

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (7)
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    The Crewman's Associate for Path Control (CAPC) is an automatic road-departure warning system for motor vehicle drivers. This article presents the design of, and preliminary field results from, the CAPC prototype vehicle, a modified 1995 Ford Taurus SHO. The CAPC system is intended for highway drivers who are drifting off the roadway at a shallow angle of departure due to inattention, drowsiness, ... View full abstract»

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  • Automotive applications of a hybrid active noise and vibration control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):72 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    Fuel economy, international competition, and socioeconomic factors have forced manufacturers to design smaller and lighter automotive vehicles. Such vehicles are typically more susceptible to noise and vibrations, which increase as they age. For reasons of health, there has been a major increase of effort in the design of noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles that would better appeal to ... View full abstract»

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  • METAMODELLING: Bond Graphs and Dynamic Systems [BOOKSHELF]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • 1996 Index IEEE Control Systems Vol. 16

    Publication Year: 1996
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