Active Driveline Torque-Management Systems: Individual wheel-torque control for automotive safety applications

Damrongrit Piyabongkarn, Jae Y. Lew, Rajesh Rajamani, John A. Grogg

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-102
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Control Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Funding Information: received the B.E. from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, the M.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, all in mechanical engineering. He received the 2003–2004 doctoral dissertation fellowship from the University of Minnesota. He is currently a senior control system specialist engineer in the Control Systems and Solutions Department, Innovation Center at the Eaton Corporation. His research interests include advanced controls, system identification, and state estimation, with applications to automotive systems, electrohydraulic systems, and microsensor design. He received the 2007 O. Hugo Schuck Award for the best paper at the 2006 American Control Conference and is a recipient of the SAE 2006 Arch Colwell Merit Award. He can be contacted at Eaton Corporation, Innovation Center, 7945 Wallace Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, USA. Jae Y. Lew received the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. He spent five years as a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, six years as an assistant/associate professor at Ohio University, and six years as a chief scientist at the Eaton Innovation Center. His research interests are in applying modern control theory to electromechanical and hydraulic systems. His previous work includes human-robot cooperative control, vehicle stability control system with active differentials, and powertrain control of hydraulic hybrid vehicles. He received the ACC 2007 O. Hugo Schuck Award for the best application paper and the SAE 2006 Arch Colwell Merit Award. Rajesh Rajamani is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems, microsensors, and control system design. His current research activities in transportation include the development of a narrow tilt-controlled commuter vehicle, development of systems for real-time estimation of tire-road friction coefficient on highway vehicles, development of battery-less wireless traffic sensors, and development of electronic stability control systems. He obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 and 1993, respectively, and the B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras in 1989. He spent five years as a research engineer first at United Technologies Research Center and then at California PATH before joining the University of Minnesota. He is the author of the textbook Vehicle Dynamics and Control and of over 75 journal publications. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2007 O. Hugo Schuck Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Ralph R. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the 2001 Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and the Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award from the United Technologies Research Center.

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