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SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF A COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE

United States Patent Application

20170107920
A1
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A system for controlling the combustion behavior of an engine is provided. The engine is equipped with a plurality of control subsystems that influence combustion in the engine. The system includes a controller configured to receive a plurality of inputs, to determine a desired subsystem states to operate the engine, and to determine a target value for each of a plurality of control parameters, wherein the target values for one or more control parameters depends on the values of the plurality of inputs. The controller is further configured to communicate the target values of control parameters to the control subsystems.
ROTH, GREGORY T. (DAVISON, MI), FULKS, GARY C. (FORT MYERS, FL), FEDEWA, ANDREW (CLARKSTON, MI), YANG, XIAOJIAN (LAKE ORION, MI), JOHNSON, DONALD V. (WHITE LAKE, MI)
14/ 882,821
October 14, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-EE0003258 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.