Advantage
and Value

 
Stricter emissions regulations around the globe demand higher fuel efficiency, and internal combustion engine vehicles still dominate OEM product portfolios and profits.

TPS’ revolutionary Transient Plasma Ignition System helps OEMs fulfill today’s fuel-efficiency objectives immediately, as new powertrain technologies and infrastructure continue to develop and require time to mature.

The barrier to ultimate fuel efficiency potential is ignition stability in advanced combustion modes. TPS breaks through this barrier, unlocking new heights in fuel efficiency.
Stricter emissions regulations around the globe demand higher fuel efficiency, and internal combustion engine vehicles still dominate OEM product portfolios and profits.

TPS’ revolutionary Transient Plasma Ignition System helps OEMs fulfill today’s fuel-efficiency objectives immediately, as new powertrain technologies and infrastructure continue to develop and require time to mature.

The barrier to ultimate fuel efficiency potential is ignition stability in advanced combustion modes. TPS breaks through this barrier, unlocking new heights in fuel efficiency.

TPS Ignition Empowers a Significant Leap in Engine Efficiency by Enabling:


 

Higher Compression Ratio

Increased Specific Heat Ratio

Faster Combustion

Improved Combustion Timing

Increased Knocking Resistance

Reduced Heat-Transfer Losses

Reduced Pumping Losses

Reduced Emissions of CO2 + NOx

 

TPS Ignition Empowers a Significant Leap in Engine Efficiency by Enabling:

Higher Compression Ratio

Increased Specific Heat Ratio

Faster Combustion

Improved Combustion Timing

Increased Knocking Resistance

Reduced Heat-Transfer Losses

Reduced Pumping Losses

Reduced Emissions of CO2 + NOx

Stable Ignition Under Highly Dilute Conditions

Extension in lean dilution limits compared to spark ignition — Beyond λ=2 in Some Engines

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Extension of EGR Dilution Rates Compared to Spark Ignition — Beyond 30%

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Gasoline Engines Fuel Efficiency Boost

20%

Gasoline Engines Emissions Reduction

50%

Natural Gas Engines Fuel Efficiency Boost

20%

TPS Technology: Validated by National Laboratories and Many OEMs


Sandia National Laboratory Combustion Research Facility

Argonne National Laboratory

Single and Multi-Cylinder Engines Fueled by Gasoline and Natural Gas

More Than Two Dozen Engine Tests with Numerous OEMs

Ignition Solution

 
The TPS Transient Plasma Ignition System is a revolutionary new tool for auto manufacturers that unlocks efficient engine modes and lowers emissions by enabling advanced combustion strategies, including dilution and multi-mode combustion.
Transient Plasma Ignition System:

Integrates Seamlessly with OEM Vehicle Architectures

Works in Tandem with OEM Engine Designs

Supplements Other Engine Efficiency Technologies

Boosts Fuel Efficiency by Up to 20%

Reduces Emissions by More Than 50%

TPS Ignition System: Technology Overview


Our ignition system consists of an electronics module powered by the vehicle's battery, which is connected to a set of standard spark plugs with modified electrodes for optimal performance.
The system integrates seamlessly with existing OEM engine designs and electrical architectures, requiring no extensive engine redesigns or modifications.
 

The TPS
Difference

 
TPS vs. Other Plasma-Based Ignition Systems

Transient Plasma Systems

Low Energy Provides Better Efficiency and Plug Life


No Engine Redesign Needed


Maximizes Compression Ratio


Simple, Cost Efficient Spark Plug Design

Other Plasma Ignition Systems

High Energy Reduces Plug Life


Cylinder Needs Redesign to Accommodate Igniter


More Volume in the Cylinder Head is Needed to Prevent Arc-Over, Reducing Compression Ratio


Complex Igniter Design and Manufacturing Process Increases System Cost


The Transient Plasma Ignition System Produces a Nanosecond Pulse High in Peak Power and Low in Energy to Create Highly Efficient Ignition in Combustion Engines.

Low Energy

<100mJ

High Peak Power

>5MW

250x
More Efficient Than Other Plasma-Production Methods

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Spark Ignition


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TPS Plasma Ignition

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Enhanced Chemistry

Electrons collide with the air-fuel mixture, producing chemically reactive species that catalyze the combustion process. This enhances ignition and stabilizes lean-burn combustion.

Volumetric Impact

The spatial distribution of plasma in the Transient Plasma Ignition System enables a single streamer discharge to impact a large volume.