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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA423564


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