Engine Control Units for Race Cars 🗓

Engine control systems, Elan NP01 race car, see dyno tuning demo, hear racing stories

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IEEE Buenaventura Section
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Meeting Date: February 13, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Richard Gray
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: Modern purpose built race cars utilize specialized computers to control engine functions. This presentation looks at the requirements and design of Engine Control Units in general and specifically as installed in an Elan NP01 race car. The process of dyno tuning the AEM brand ECU will be demonstrated, as well as sharing some on track road racing experiences.

Bio: Richard Gray received a BS in Chemistry and Physics, and a MSEE in Quantum Electronics from UCLA. He has engineered optical communication systems, and video special effects hardware. He has also worked as a real estate developer, building designer, and builder. He has engineered, constructed, and raced his own sports car. Currently he farms lemons. But most importantly, he plays at various extreme sports including sports car racing.