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Title: Ignition system monitoring assembly

An ignition system monitoring assembly for use in a combustion engine is disclosed. The assembly includes an igniter having at least one positioning guide with at least one transmittal member being maintained in a preferred orientation by one of the positioning guides. The transmittal member is in optical communication with a corresponding target region, and optical information about the target region is conveyed to the reception member via the transmittal member. The device allows real-time observation of optical characteristics of the target region. The target region may be the spark gap between the igniter electrodes, or other predetermined locations in optical communication with the transmittal member. The reception member may send an output signal to a processing member which, in turn, may produce a response to the output signal.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1174563
Report Number(s):
6,642,718
09/963,281
DOE Contract Number:
FC21-90MC25140
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, Orlando, FL, (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS