Modeling the Radio Frequency Coaxial Cavity Plasma Ignitor as an Internal Combustion Engine Ignition System

980168

02/23/1998

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International Congress & Exposition
Authors Abstract
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A quarter-wave radio frequency coaxial cavity plasma ignitor can be used to generate a combustion-initiating energy source in an internal combustion engine. This paper outlines research results on the development of such an ignitor. The system, which operates in the 820 - 900 MHz frequency range, uses a high Q quarter-wave cavity that generates plasma when resonating. Pressure testing has shown that the device can generate plasmas at spark ignition compression pressures. A resonator operating at these frequencies has been attached to a static combustion chamber and modeled numerically in order to determine the operational characteristics of the device in a combustion chamber.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/980168
Pages
8
Citation
Stiles, R., and Smith, J., "Modeling the Radio Frequency Coaxial Cavity Plasma Ignitor as an Internal Combustion Engine Ignition System," SAE Technical Paper 980168, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/980168.
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Feb 23, 1998
Product Code
980168
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English