J. Deur, D. Pavković, M. Jansz, N. Perić, D. Hrovat

An Adaptive Nonlinear Strategy of Electronic Throttle Control

SAE paper #2004-01-0897, 2004 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2004.
An adaptive electronic throttle control strategy is proposed with the aim to provide robust and precise positioning of the throttle plate. The control strategy consists of a PID controller and a nonlinear compensator of friction and limp-home effects. The adaptation mechanism includes auto-tuning and self-tuning algorithms. The auto-tuner provides automatic adjustment of the key control strategy parameters without any prior knowledge of the process parameters. The self-tuning algorithms are based on the permanent, on-line estimation of the DC motor armature resistance, battery voltage, and limp-home position. The control strategy and the adaptation algorithms are verified experimentally.