The most effective means of controlling radiation of electromagnetic (EM) energy from the ignition system of motor vehicles is to deal with it right at its source, i.e., the spark plug and distributor rotor gaps. This paper is concerned with the observation of the breakdown of these gaps and its associated EM radiation, and with the development of cost-effective means by which EM radiation control is achieved. Past and present suppression techniques developed for the gaps at the spark plug and the distributor rotor are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electromagn Compat, Symp and Tech Exhib, 2nd, Montreux, Switzerland, June 28-30 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Hsu, H P
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 111-114
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 191
    • Issue Number: 37

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 77CH1224-5EMC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM