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CHARGE PROPERTY BASED CONTROL OF GDCI COMBUSTION

United States Patent Application

20170114748
A1
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A method for controlling the combustion behavior of an engine is provided. The engine is equipped with a plurality of actuators that influence combustion in the engine. The method includes receiving a target value for each of a plurality of charge air properties. The method further includes communicating signals operative to control the plurality of actuators so as to urge the actual values of the charge air properties to their target values.
ROTH, GREGORY T. (DAVISON, MI), FULKS, GARY C. (FORT MYERS, FL), FEDEWA, ANDREW (CLARKSTON, MI), YANG, XIAOJIAN (LAKE ORION, MI), SELLNAU, MARK C. (BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI), SIMMAMON, JAMES F. (BIRMINGHAM, MI), HOYER, KEVIN S. (GRAND BLANC, MI)
14/ 923,820
October 27, 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.