THE FERRORESONANT CAPACITOR DISCHARGE IGNITION (FCDI) SYSTEM: A MULTIPLE FIRING CD IGNITION WITH SPARK DISCHARGE SUSTAINING BETWEEN FIRINGS

This paper describes an experimental programmable ignition system based on a new principle of operation. The ignition system provides for electronically controlled changes in spark duration, spark current level, and restriking rate. The ignition system also combines a very fast risetime with a controlled duration. Extensive multicylinder engine dynamometer test data are presented which indicate that improved ignition can be of benefit at marginal engine operating points. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00145282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760266
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM