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Development of Cylinder Pressure Sensor Integrated with Direct Injector

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.24 No.1


Polycrystalline piezo-electric element-type cylinder pressure sensors developed thus far require correction of the output characteristics due to pyroelectricity and other factors. This type of sensors also made it necessary to use plug clamp-type sensors, which had a large influence on engine layout.
This issue was addressed by integrating a single crystal piezo-electric element-type cylinder pressure sensor with a direct injector, and this paper introduces the effects and characteristics of this new sensor. Use of an integrated sensor and injector structure provided commonality with existing parts and enabled easy installation in turbocharged engines with direct injection that are expected to become widespread in the future. In addition, with regards to cylinder pressure detectability, the use of single crystal piezo-electric elements with good temperature characteristics achieved a detection accuracy of ±3% compared to the reference sensor (Kistler (6052B)). Furthermore, the knocking waveform detectability was also confirmed to be the same level as that of the reference sensor.


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Author (organization or company)

Yuji YAMAMOTO(Automobile R&D Center)、Gaku SATO(Keihin Corporation)、Takayuki HAYASHI(CITIZEN FINETECH MIYOTA CO., LTD.)

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