Modeling and predictive control of Free Piston Engine Generator

  title={Modeling and predictive control of Free Piston Engine Generator},
  author={Xun Gong and Kevin Zaseck and Ilya V. Kolmanovsky and Hong Chen},
  journal={2015 American Control Conference (ACC)},
This paper focuses on the modeling and control of a Free Piston Engine Generator (FPEG) which is an alternative to conventional internal combustion engines to be used as an auxiliary power unit (APU) in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). A physics-based, continuous-time model and a discrete-time, control-oriented model are derived. A model predictive control approach is proposed to manage system constraints and to control piston position by regulating the fuel injection quantity and external… CONTINUE READING