D. Pavković, J. Deur, V. Ivanović, D. Hrovat

SI Engine Load Torque Estimator based on Adaptive Kalman Filter and Its Application to Idle Speed Control

SAE paper #2005-01-0036, 2005 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2005.
The paper presents a detailed design procedure of an SI engine load torque estimator based on an adaptive Kalman filter. The adaptation mechanism is based on a simple and robust load torque change detection algorithm. The presented simulation and experimental results point out that the estimator is characterized by a fast response and good noise suppression. The proposed estimator is used to establish a fast load torque compensation path in an idle speed control system. The presented simulation and experimental results show that this yields a significant improvement of idle speed control performance.