Miniature railgun engine ignitor

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1993-05-18

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William F. Weldon
Ronald D. Matthews
Steven P. Nichols
Mark M. Koeroghlian
Richard W. Faidley

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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A plasma ignitor system capable of injecting a high energy plasma jet into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine or continuous combustion system. The plasma ignitor features a high energy current pulse source and a geometrically configured coaxial, dual-rail or three-rail ignitor system for deeper and more accurate injection of plasma into a combustion chamber of either large or small dimension.

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