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Apparatus and Method for Controlling Transient Operation of an Engine Operating in a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion Mode

Abstract: 

When operating in a homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion mode, an in-cylinder condition guided fueling function and a dedicated exhaust burner disposed in an exhaust gas recirculation system of the engine are used to burn excess oxygen in recirculated exhaust gas and to achieve fast and smooth engine response during transient operation.

Patent Number: 
7,654,246
Date Of Issue: 
02/02/2010
Inventors: 

Junmin Wang; Christopher J. Chadwell