Calculation of engine parameters using reconfigurable hardware

Banks, J., Kelson, N.A., Macintosh, H., Dagg, M., Hayward, R., Bodisco, T., & Brown, R.J. (2014) Calculation of engine parameters using reconfigurable hardware. International Journal of Computational Methods, 11(S1), 1344011-1---18.

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The feasibility of real-time calculation of parameters for an internal combustion engine via reconfigurable hardware implementation is investigated as an alternative to software computation. A detailed in-hardware field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based design is developed and evaluated using input crank angle and in-cylinder pressure data from fully instrumented diesel engines in the QUT Biofuel Engine Research Facility (BERF). Results indicate the feasibility of employing a hardware-based implementation for real-time processing for speeds comparable to the data sampling rate currently used in the facility, with acceptably low level of discrepancies between hardware and software-based calculation of key engine parameters.

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ID Code: 57249
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: FPGA, biofuel, internal combustion engine
DOI: 10.1142/S0219876213440118
ISSN: 0219-8762
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200) > Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) (090201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Circuits and Systems (090601)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 08 Apr 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 04:59

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