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An Electronically Controlled Cam Phasing System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1988 by SAE International in United States
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A system was developed to control the intake valve timing of a twin cam engine. With this scheme the intake cam can be phased to any position within a 33 crank degree range. The phase angle of the cam is continuously updated by an electronic control unit to reflect changes in engine operating conditions. A control strategy was established which would optimize power at large throttle angles and minimize emissions at part throttle as well as provide a smooth idle condition. All of this is possible with no increase in fuel consumption. The system is inexpensive and requires no major engine casting modifications. It packages without adding to overall engine length.
- Sam Sapienza - Bendix Electronics Division of Allied-Signal Corp. North American Research & Development Center
- Ben Shirey - Bendix Electronics Division of Allied-Signal Corp. North American Research & Development Center
- Nic van Vuuren - Bendix Electronics Division of Allied-Signal Corp. North American Research & Development Center
CitationSapienza, S., Shirey, B., and van Vuuren, N., "An Electronically Controlled Cam Phasing System," SAE Technical Paper 880391, 1988, https://doi.org/10.4271/880391.
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