Design, test and implementation of a single piston rotary valve engine control unit

I. B. Zibani, J. M. Chuma, J. Marumo

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Abstract

A prototype rotary valve engine has been built from a conventional single piston generator. In this study, an engine control unit, ECU, is designed, tested and implemented for the purpose of carrying out the primary engine functions of sparking, fuelling and valve events control. The rotary valve engine has no camshaft, therefore, only a crankshaft (optical) sensor is required. The controller has also the advantage of turning the engine in either direction, removing the need for a reverse gear. Full control over valve events, together with crank motion independent sparking, removes the need for a throttle valve and a mechanical starter. With the valve turning freely, no feedback sensing is necessary. The proposed ECU has been designed, successfully tested and implemented on ALTERA's UP1 prototyping board. The FPGA programmable device used is the EPM7064SLC44-5.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th IFAC World Congress IFAC 2014, Proceedings
EditorsXiaohua Xia, Edward Boje
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages5665-5670
Number of pages6
Volume19
ISBN (Electronic)9783902823625
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Aug 24 2014Aug 29 2014

Other

Other19th IFAC World Congress on International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC 2014
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period8/24/148/29/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Zibani, I. B., Chuma, J. M., & Marumo, J. (2014). Design, test and implementation of a single piston rotary valve engine control unit. In X. Xia, & E. Boje (Eds.), 19th IFAC World Congress IFAC 2014, Proceedings (Vol. 19, pp. 5665-5670). IFAC Secretariat.