Testing methods and signal processing strategies for automatic transmission transient multiplexed pressure data

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Technical Report

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Transmissions have multiple transient events that occur from gear shifting to torque converter clutch application. These transients can be difficult to capture and observe. A six speed front wheeled drive transmission was instrumented with pressure transducers to measure clutches and the torque converter. Due to size restrictions internal to the torque converter the data had to be multiplexed across three different transmitters. A method to capture a transient event through the use of multiplexed data was developed to create a data set with the transient event occurring on each channel. Once testing is completed, the data has to be split into individual channels and synced with the operational data. The data then can be used in both time and frequency domain analysis. It is important to understand that the data is not continuous and must be taken into consideration when post processing it for further results.

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© 2019 SAE International; Ford Motor Company. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-01-1500

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SAE International