G05B 15/02 (20130101); F02D 41/1401 (20130101); F02P 5/15 (20130101); F02D 35/028 (20130101); F02D 41/1406 (20130101); F02D 41/1448 (20130101); F02D 35/024 (20130101); F02D 41/0062 (20130101); F02D 2041/1417 (20130101); F02D 2041/1433 (20130101); Y02T 10/46 (20130101)
Systems and methods of controlling operation of a vehicle engine are provided. For instance, one example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to determining a spark timing associated with a combustion engine. For instance, a combustion phasing target to be implemented by a combustion engine can be received. A spark timing associated with the combustion engine can be determined based at least in part on the combustion phasing target. The spark timing can be determined based at least in part on an optimization comprising one or more iterations determined during an engine cycle. The spark timing is determined based at least in part on a combustion phasing prediction model determined based at least in part on at least one of laminar flame speed, residual gas mass, or turbulent intensity.
June 22, 2016