Title

Powersplit hybrid electric vehicle control with electronic throttle control (ETC)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

This paper analyzes the control of the series-parallel powersplit used in the 2001 Michigan Tech FutureTruck. An electronic throttle controller is implemented and a new control algorithm is proposed and tested. A vehicle simulation has been created in MATLAB and the control algorithm implemented within the simulation. A program written in C has also been created that implements the control algorithm in the test vehicle. The results from both the simulation and test vehicle are presented and discussed and show a 15% increase in fuel economy. With the increase in fuel economy, and through the use of the original exhaust after treatment, lower emissions are also expected. Copyright © 2003 SAE International.

Publication Title

SAE Technical Papers

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