DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM FOR SMALL MOTORCYCLES

The study was a continuation of earlier work reported in Towards a Low Cost, Highly Reliable Anti-Lock Brake System for Small Motorcycles (DOT HS-802 288). Included is an analysis, design and test of a toroidal jerk (rate of change of angular acceleration) sensor. The control system proposed by these two studies utilizes jerk as the feedback signature of impending wheel lock. Results show that the toroidal jerk sensor can be used as the critical sensor in the system while a model exists which can be used to design the device to match given requirements. Brake pressure control techniques are discussed, included are pressure bleed effects, a brake pressure replenisher, fluidic power brake unit and a jet pipe brake pressure controller. Systems analysis includes sensors, pressure control techniques, and power supplies. Recommendations are made regarding a suitable working fluid for the particular application, while a typical fluidic gain circuit is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated February 77, PB-265564.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harry Diamond Laboratories

    2800 Powder Mill Road
    Adelphi, MD  United States  20783

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tenney, S M
    • Goto, J M
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-861 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01524
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM