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Development of an Engine Performance Data Acquisition System

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.12 No.2


In response to the trend of complex engine control, we developed a new generation engine data acquisition system equipped with high precision analyzing capabilities. This system enables measurement data processing using the Windows operating system and is able to perform cylinder pressure analysis. Further, the system can be used with engine test cells and electronic control units (ECUs) with various specs. It can also be used for automatic testing.
This system allows for the effective use of existing equipment. It is a simple system using a personal computer to process the acquired data. Also, the system employs a real-time operating system to control timing and thereby enable simultaneous data acquisition and processing.
As a result, we were able to achieve stable data acquisition, improved analysis capabilities, and a reduction in analysis time.
(Windows is the trademark of Microsoft Corporation.)


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Author (organization or company)

Keiichi NAGASHIMA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Yoshio MAEDA(Honda R&D North America)、Yasuyuki KIMURA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Nobuaki TAKAOKA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Takeshi TADAKA(Keihin Corporation)、Kenichi HATAKEYAMA(Keihin Corporation)

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