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Performance and Emission Calibration Diesel Passenger Cars

Engine Performance and Emission Calibration for all levels of specific power, injection and charging technology, for all types of systems e.g. DOC, LNT, SCR, DPF, SCR on DPF. From concept up to production datasets meeting all customer expectations. Vehicle Calibration is essentially determining the customer relevant attributes of a car at the same time fulfilling legislative standards, world-wide for all markets.

Main criteria for a successful product like
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Performance
  • Emission
  • Driveability
  • OBD compliance
have to be achieved in a documentation and tool environment that ensures efficient workflow,
traceability and robustness to worldwide market demands

AVL Approach

Description of Work Packages – Performance and Emission Calibration

Work Package


Full Load & Component Protection

  • Delivery of target power, torque in normal and all other engine operation modes.
  • Safe & secure engine operation under all environmental conditions.

Cycle Emission Calibration

  • Compliance with target markets emission legislation under all relevant conditions.
  • Robust covering of mass production hardware tolerances & component ageing.
  • Economical functioning in emission modes.

RDE & Off Cycle Emission Calibration

  • Compliance with customer emission targets in relevant driving cycles.
  • Establishment of "Clean Diesel Concepts" under real world driving conditions.


Engine Map Calibration

  • Fuel efficient and NVH optimised vehicle operation also in all operation points.
  • Driving pleasure in all life situations at any time.



Work Package


DPF Temperature

  • Reaching temperatures above 600°C for effective DPF regeneration.
  • Special internal combustion to reach maximum engine out temperature while keeping noise, response and emission level the same level as in normal vehicle operation.
  • Calibration of all environmental correction to guarantee a safe DPF operation during the vehicle life time.
  • Closed loop control for accurate temperature requirement.

DPF Temperature

  • Detection of diesel particulate filter loading with various strategies such as differential pressure sensor and soot engine out model.
  • Ensuring the correct detection under all vehicle operation conditions.
  • Calibration of the required ash loading models.

DPF Soot Loading Model

  • Calibration of temperature, pressure and emission models for the exhaust system.

Exhaust Model

  • Development of the rich combustion for LNT purging modes.
  • Reaching efficient reductant rich gas composition for effective LNT operation.
  • Providing combustion mode changes without torque and noise variation.
  • Development of desulfation modes.

LNT Rich Combustion

  • Definition and development of LNT operation strategy to fulfill legislative emission norms and future off-cycle emission requirements.

LNT State Machine Definition

  • Commissioning and calibration of the urea supply system including level sensor, pressure build-up, heating, etc.
  • Calibration of tailpipe emission on chassis roller and the resulting calculation for real world driving condition.


  • Performing accurate measurements of the SCR system on test bed to calibrate the SCR control software including map based catalyst models or physical models.
  • Definition of different operation modes of the SCR System and calibration of the adaption function to ensure long life stability and to comply with off-cycle emission requirements.


Customer Benefits





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