Design and Implementation of a Voltage Booster Circuit for High-Pressure Injector Drives in GDI Engines
A DC/DC voltage booster circuit is essential to design for the high-pressure (H.P.) injector driving circuit since the power supply voltages for various H.P. injectors are DC 60~90 V rather than DC 12~14V battery voltages. The DC 12~14V battery voltages have to be boosted up to the stable DC 60~90 V voltages supply for being able to drive various H.P. injectors. The new H.P. injector driving circuit consists of a voltage booster circuit and an originally designed three-stage power MOSFETs injector driving circuit to control the dc-link power supply voltage. The dynamic performance of a H.P. injector driven by the designed electrical driving circuit with the voltage booster are simulated and analyzed. The stability and electrical characteristics for the voltage booster under various injection pulse durations and engine speeds are investigated. The fuel injection quantities, supply voltages and injector driving currents of the H.P. injector fed by the new injector driving circuit is illustrated and analyzed in the paper. The experimental results show that this injector driving circuit with a newly designed voltage booster is capable of operating stably to drive the H.P. injector and obtain the accurate fuel injection quantities in the air-fuel ratio control of engines.
W. C. Tsai "Design and Implementation of a Voltage Booster Circuit for High-Pressure Injector Drives in GDI Engines", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 128-129, pp. 1367-1370, 2012