Accession Number : AD0860229

Title :   High-Energy Ignition System for Jet Engines,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zuchowicz, K.

Report Date : 17 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Ignition systems for reciprocating-type engines are briefly discussed, and elaboration is made of the trends in the development of high energy ignition systems for jet engines and the methods for measuring the energy discharge by a spark plug with semiconductor. The electric circuit of a high-energy ignition system is analyzed, and investigations are made of capacitor discharge phenomenon in a spark plug system with semiconductor. Hence, based on the results obtained from this theoretical analysis, a study was made of the energy balance appearing in the above-mentioned ignition system. In addition, based on the laboratory experiments, conclusions were reached in regard to guidelines of projected use of the high-energy ignition systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINES, SPARK IGNITION), CAPACITORS, SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, SPARK PLUGS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, POTENTIAL ENERGY, VOLTAGE, ELECTRIC ARCS, IGNITION CIRCUITS, POLAND.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE