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Title: Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy

Abstract

An ignition apparatus for a combustor includes a microwave energy source that emits microwave energy into the combustor at a frequency within a resonant response of the combustor, the combustor functioning as a resonant cavity for the microwave energy so that a plasma is produced that ignites a combustible mixture therein. The plasma preferably is a non-contact plasma produced in free space within the resonant cavity spaced away from with the cavity wall structure and spaced from the microwave emitter.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oxford, NY
  2. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
871164
Patent Number(s):
5673554
Assignee:
Simmonds Precision Engine Systems, Inc. (Richfield, OH)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ignition; methods; apparatus; microwave; energy; combustor; source; emits; frequency; resonant; response; functioning; cavity; plasma; produced; ignites; combustible; mixture; therein; preferably; non-contact; free; space; spaced; wall; structure; emitter; resonant response; combustible mixture; plasma produced; microwave energy; energy source; wall structure; resonant cavity; wave energy; free space; microwave emitter; cavity wall; ignition methods; ignition method; ignition apparatus; emits microwave; /60/102/

Citation Formats

DeFreitas, Dennis Michael, and Migliori, Albert. Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
DeFreitas, Dennis Michael, & Migliori, Albert. Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy. United States.
DeFreitas, Dennis Michael, and Migliori, Albert. Wed . "Ignition methods and apparatus using microwave energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871164.
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abstractNote = {An ignition apparatus for a combustor includes a microwave energy source that emits microwave energy into the combustor at a frequency within a resonant response of the combustor, the combustor functioning as a resonant cavity for the microwave energy so that a plasma is produced that ignites a combustible mixture therein. The plasma preferably is a non-contact plasma produced in free space within the resonant cavity spaced away from with the cavity wall structure and spaced from the microwave emitter.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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