A MULTI-PURPOSE IGNITION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION, DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

A stand-alone ignition system for spark ignition engines has been developed that is able to measure or control the spark timing of most 2 and 4 stroke engines. The measurement and control functions can be applied to one cylinder independently of the others. Eight uses for the system are described, including the measurement of conventional distributor characteristics, non-destructive knock investigation and MBT searching. A further application is shown to be a very simple method of determining fuel distribution between cylinders of a multi-cylinder engine. Experimental results are included as appropriate.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 671-682

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 271
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM