Faculty Advisor

Lou, Wenjing

Abstract

Ideal air-to-fuel ratios are required to determine oxygen and fuel concentrations from the combustion cycle of automobile engines, not only for automotive manufacturers, but for high-performance racecars as well. These are not only crucial for optimal emissions breakdown through the catalytic converter, but from preventing excessive fuel consumption and possible detonation of the engine. One method of measuring air-to-fuel ratios is through zirconia-based lambda (air-to-fuel ratio) sensors. A standalone data-logging system that outputs real-time lambda, in respects to the engine's revolutions per minute (RPM), was developed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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