CTS has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) for an “Advanced Ignition System for Internal Combustion Engines Enabling Lean-Burn and Dilute Ignition”. The specific goals of the project are:
1. Extend the lean ignition limit to an air/fuel ratio >20;
2. Enable reliable ignition under high in-cylinder pressures (up to 100 bar at the time of ignition), thus enabling high load operation;
3. Enable operation under high levels of exhaust gas recirculation; and
4. Lower or maintain ignitability as measured by a coefficient of variance of IMEP <3%.
CTS is currently underway on this project.