"The following papers are published on this website with permission from SAE International. As a user of this website, you are permitted to view these papers on-line, download these .pdf files and print one copy of these papers at no cost for your use only. The downloaded .pdf files and printout of these SAE papers may not be copied, distributed or forwarded to others or for the use of others. SAE Paper # 2006-01-0763 © **2006 SAE International The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of the advantages of a non-contact electronic throttle control (ETC) air control valve position sensor over the potentiometer technology of contacting position sensors. The non-contact position sensing offers the industry an opportunity to take advantage of an improved ability to assess reliability of the product and utilize accelerated testing techniques with improved robustness to control system perturbations. Specifically; eliminating the contact wear failure mechanism reduces the complexity, and duration of ETC air control valve life testing and increases the robustness of the ETC system.
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Garrick, Robert, "Sensitivity of contact electronic throttle control sensor to control system variation" (2006). Accessed from
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