Accession Number:

ADA582422

Title:

Optimization of a Small-Scale Engine Using Plasma Enhanced Ignition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The research program described in this report is part of the AFRL Capstone efforts for undergraduate engineering students and is focused on studying the impact of using a plasma discharge system to enhance the combustion process in a small-scale internal combustion engine. The effects of two plasma systems were demonstrated using a small-scale engine .1-100kWUSAF Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS Groups 1-3. The project was integrated into the Capstone undergraduate design program at Michigan State University as well as providing part support for graduate level research. In total, the project included the participation of eight undergraduate mechanical engineering students and the final research was exhibited by several of the students at the University Capstone Project Demonstration Day in the Small Engine Research Laboratory SERL at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in June, 2012.

Subject Categories:

  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE