2006 Volume 126 Issue 12 Pages 1637-1644
The majority of the conventional system purifying exhaust gas is composed of a three-way catalyst and an electronic fuel injection. However, harmful pollutants are increasingly emitted when the catalyst becomes aged. Therefore, it is necessary to detect the deterioration of the catalyst by means of on board diagnosis. In this paper, we propose a diagnosis method of the aged catalyst using recursive system identification method with variable forgetting factor. We focus on the parameter of identified model which represents a characteristic of the catalyst, and possibility to describe the diagnosis of the aged catalyst.