Global Patent Index - EP 1049862 B1

EP 1049862 B1 2002-09-18 - DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING RICHNESS IN AN INJECTION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING RICHNESS IN AN INJECTION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR ABSCHÄTZUNG DES LUFT/KRAFTSTOFFVERHÄLTNISSES FÜR EIN KRAFTSTOFFEINSPRITZSYSTEM EINER BRENNKRAFTMASCHINE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF D'ESTIMATION DE RICHESSE DE SYSTEME D'INJECTION POUR MOTEUR A COMBUSTION INTERNE

Publication

EP 1049862 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 99900932 A

Priority

  • FR 9900072 W
  • FR 9800502 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2773847A1] The device is designed to estimate the fuel mixture richness admitted in each of n combustion chambers (n being a whole number greater than 1), of an engine having injectors in the cylinders. The device includes: - a sensor (26) providing an output signal which varies sensibly linearly with the fuel mixture richness. The sensor is placed at the point of merging of the exhaust of the n chambers, and; - a computer for: - memorizing a model of the behavior at the exhaust merging point, based upon a hypothesis of the richness at the exhaust point, where the air/fuel relationship is a weighted sum of the contribution of the exhaust of the individual chambers. The weighting coefficient being lower than that of the combustion in the first chamber to fire, and; - to estimate, after each passage from top dead center, the air/fuel relationship from the values measured and from the model. The model includes a particular sub-model by combustion chamber, having for the chamber of order I, a Kalman (RTM) filter having an m,n matrix with coefficients Cij and it own Kij gains matrix, I being equal to (1.......n) and corresponding to the chamber number and j going from 1 to m corresponding to the number of the weighted coefficient.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F02D 41/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F02D 45/00 (2006.01); F02D 41/00 (2006.01); F02D 41/14 (2006.01); F02D 41/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F02D 41/008 (2013.01); F02D 41/1401 (2013.01); F02D 41/1439 (2013.01); F02D 41/1481 (2013.01); F02D 2041/1409 (2013.01); F02D 2041/1416 (2013.01); F02D 2041/1417 (2013.01); F02D 2041/1418 (2013.01); F02D 2041/1433 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IT PT SE

DOCDB simple family

FR 2773847 A1 19990723; FR 2773847 B1 20000324; BR 9907102 A 20001024; BR 9907102 B1 20120207; DE 69902992 D1 20021024; DE 69902992 T2 20030528; EP 1049862 A1 20001108; EP 1049862 B1 20020918; JP 2002527657 A 20020827; US 6357429 B1 20020319; WO 9936690 A1 19990722