Accession Number : ADA423564
Title : Brake-By-Wire Program
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 2001-30 Sep 2003
Corporate Author : NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPETITIVENESS DAYTON OH
Personal Author(s) : Bowman, Robert J. ; Flanagan, Paul F. ; Baumgartner, Ernst S.
Report Date : 30 SEP 2003
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : Two design iterations for electric calipers and two systems (full brake by wire and hybrid brakes) were developed for use on a ground vehicle. The program demonstrated a fully integrated-rated electric caliper and full brake-by-wire system on a sports utility vehicle (GM Envoy). A variety of full brake-by-wire design options were investigated. Specific areas that were explored and developed included high temperature electronics, electro-mechanical acuation technologies, reconfigurable controls, robust and low cost sensors, fault-tolerant systems, and high reliability wiring and connectors. Significant technical challenges remain before brake-by-wire technology will be available on vehicles in production; however, a significant step toward producibility was made in this effort.
Descriptors : *WIRE, *BRAKES, *UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRONICS, DETECTORS, PRODUCTION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, GROUND VEHICLES, HYBRID SYSTEMS, ITERATIONS, FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING, HIGH RELIABILITY.
Subject Categories : SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND EQUIPMENT
MACHINERY AND TOOLS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE