Di Cairano, Stefano and Tseng, H. E. and Bernardini, Daniele and Bemporad, Alberto Vehicle yaw stability control by coordinated active front steering and differential braking in the tire sideslip angles domain. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology , 21 (4). pp. 1236-1248. ISSN 1063-6536 (2013)Full text not available from this repository.
Vehicle active safety receives ever increasing attention in the attempt to achieve zero accidents on the road. In this paper, we investigate a control architecture that has the potential of improving yaw stability control by achieving faster convergence and reduced impact on the longitudinal dynamics. We consider a system where active front steering and differential braking are available and propose a model predictive control (MPC) strategy to coordinate the actuators. We formulate the vehicle dynamics with respect to the tire slip angles and use a piecewise affine (PWA) approximation of the tire force characteristics. The resulting PWA system is used as prediction model in a hybrid MPC strategy. After assessing the benefits of the proposed approach, we synthesize the controller by using a switched MPC strategy, where the tire conditions (linear/saturated) are assumed not to change during the prediction horizon. The assessment of the controller computational load and memory requirements indicates that it is capable of real-time execution in automotive-grade electronic control units. Experimental tests in different maneuvers executed on low-friction surfaces demonstrate the high performance of the controller.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Automotive controls, hybrid control systems, model predictive control, vehicle stability control.|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Research Area:||Computer Science and Applications|
|Depositing User:||Ms T. Iannizzi|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2012 09:04|
|Last Modified:||06 Apr 2016 10:26|
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