Development and Validation of Robot Steered EPS HILS System
로봇 조향 기반 EPS HILS 시스템의 개발 및 검증

Taewook Hong, Jaejoon Kwon, Kihong Park, Siwoo Ki, Sangsoo Choi
2013 Journal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering  
As the conventional hydraulic power steering system in the passenger vehicles is being rapidly replaced by EPS (Electric Power Steering) system, performance evaluation of the EPS system has become an important issue in the automotive industries. But the evaluation process takes significant expertise since steering conditions in the test protocols must be implemented with high accuracy. EPS HILS (Hardware-In the-Loop Simulation) system is developed together with robot steering system in this
more » ... y. Main components of EPS HILS system include: C-EPS hardware, CarSim vehicle model, and road reaction force generation system powered by servo motor. The robot steering system, operated by another servo motor, was combined with EPS HILS system to substitute for steering efforts of human driver. The road reaction force generation system and the robot steering system were carefully validated by using the data obtained from vehicle tests. An on-center handling test was conducted by using EPS HILS system combined with the robot steering system. In the result of this study, robot-steered EPS HILS system developed with its high reliability and no need of skilled driver's, can be widely adopted to evaluate any performance of EPS system.
doi:10.7736/kspe.2013.30.1.85 fatcat:4s5tydq3x5ay3j64fkelzeq6wi