Identification of Air-Fuel Ratio Dynamics in SI Engines using Linear Parameter Varying Techniques Conference Paper uri icon


  • Accurate identification of the air-fuel ratio system dynamics in a spark-ignition (SI) engine is important to develop control methodologies leading to minimized emissions, as well as enhanced performance and efficiency. The fuel path of an SI engine exhibits time-varying dynamics. Presented in this paper is a new method for identifying the air-fuel ratio dynamics by casting the time-varying dynamics as a linear parameter-varying (LPV) system. The identification method assumes a known, physically motivated dependence of the model coefficients on the externally measurable engine parameters. The LPV system identification problem is reduced to a problem of linear regression and solved iteratively. Experiments performed on a 5.4L V8 Ford engine validate the accuracy of the proposed method.

name of conference

  • Control and Applications

published proceedings

  • Control and Applications

author list (cited authors)

  • Zope, R., Mohammadpour, J., Grigoriadis, K., Franchek, M., Tafreshi, R., & Masoudi, H.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Zope, Rohit||Mohammadpour, Javad||Grigoriadis, Karolos||Franchek, Matthew||Tafreshi, Reza||Masoudi, Houshang

publication date

  • September 2011