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Experts Are Divided on the Best Way for Automakers to Hit Fuel Efficiency Targets

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JAMES McCANDLESS – 9/14/2021 With all the talk about scaling up electric vehicle (EV) production, there has been relative silence on how to improve the internal combustion engine (ICE). Engineers have been working to improving ICEs for decades, improving fuel economy while simultaneously giving drivers access to more power. Dr. Dan Singleton, chief executive officer and co-founder of Transient Plasma …

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It Will Take More than Electric Motors to Clean Up Our Cars and Trucks

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DAN SINGLETON – 8/30/2021 Automakers should also focus on making cleaner combustion engines. Electric vehicles (EVs) will play a huge role in creating a greener transportation ecosystem in the years ahead as more and more consumers purchase and drive them. However, EVs are not a complete solution. Cars and trucks with cleaner internal combustion engine vehicles and hybrids will be …

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So Long, Spark Plugs: Low-Temp Plasma Ignition Might Be the Future

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FRANK MARCUS – 5/19/2020 Cutting-edge tech aims to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. When you boil it down, improving average fuel economy is super simple: Burn less fuel in the cylinder when cruising. Toward that end, engine developers have toiled to make lean mixtures work since way before Chrysler’s Electronic Lean-Burn System of the mid-’70s. But getting such mixtures to …

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Plasma Ignition Making Progress – “Autoline Exclusives” Video Interview with TPS CEO Dan Singleton and host Sean McElroy

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We’ve been using spark plugs to ignite fuel inside of engines for over 100 years. Maybe it’s time to change that. Transient Plasma Systems (TPS) developed a system that uses fast pulses of plasma, an electrically charged gas, at a low temperature to ignite all sorts of fuels. The low temperature improves thermal efficiency and the whole process requires less …

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TPS Featured in AN Shift Article – Transient Plasma Systems Ignition Breakthrough Promises Super-Low Emissions, Fuel Efficiency

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Jack Keebler | Automotive News – Shift Magazine We get frequent reminders that we are on the “bleeding edge” of autodom’s electrification. And the reality is that because of huge EV production investments and battery costs, as well as range and charging issues, the internal combustion engine will likely remain with us for some time. A recent breakthrough in plasma-ignition …

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Combined Effects of Multi-Pulse Transient Plasma Ignition and Intake Heating on Lean Limits of Well-Mixed E85 DISI Engine Operation

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“Moreover, multi-pulse transient plasma ignition offers more stable ultra-lean operation, with IMEPn variability less than 5% down to ϕ = 0.49” Magnus Sjöberg, Wei Zeng, Daniel Singleton, Jason M. Sanders and Martin A. Gundersen SAE International Journal of Engines Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2014), pp. 1781-1801   SAE International Journal of Engines – Article »

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The Role of Non-Thermal Transient Plasma for Enhanced Flame Ignition in C2H4–Air

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…”Transient plasma ignition, involving short ignition pulses (typically 10–50 ns), has been shown to effectively reduce ignition delays and improve engine performance for a wide range of combustion-driven engines relative to conventional spark ignition” D Singleton, S J Pendleton, and M A Gundersen Published 16 December 2010 • 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd Journal of Physics – Applied Physics, Volume 44, Number …

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Plasma-Assisted Ignition and Combustion: Nanosecond Discharges and Development of Kinetic Mechanisms

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…”A great amount of experimental data has been accumulated during this period which provided the grounds for using low temperature plasma of nonequilibrium gas discharges for a number of applications at conditions of high speed flows and also at conditions similar to automotive engines.” S M Starikovskaia Published 4 August 2006 • 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd Journal of Physics – …

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Dan Singleton -TPS Founder and CEO – Bio

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Dan Singleton is the co-founder and CEO of Transient Plasma Systems, Inc. (TPS). Dan formed TPS while receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California.   With over 10 years developing TPS, Dan offers both technical knowledge in electrical engineering, physics research, and development for applications, as well as hands-on experience in business strategy, management, strategic partnerships, fund …

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