D. Pavković, J. Deur, I. Kolmanovsky, D. Hrovat

Application of Adaptive Kalman Filter for Estimation of Power Train Variables

SAE paper #2008-01-0585, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 480-491, 2008.
The paper presents the estimator design procedures for automotive power train systems based on the adaptive Kalman filter. The Kalman filter adaptation is based on a simple and robust algorithm that detects sudden changes of power train variables. The adaptive Kalman filter has been used to estimate the SI engine load torque and air mass flow, and also the tire traction force and road condition. The presented experimental results indicate that proposed estimators are characterized by favorable response speeds and good noise suppression abilities.