Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Focused Microwave or Radio Frequency Ignition and Plasma Generation: 11,585,312


A method of providing spark ignition for an engine or other equipment having a combustion chamber. A radio frequency wave or a microwave (RF/microwave) generator delivers radio frequency waves or microwaves to a transmit antenna inside the combustion chamber. At least one RF/microwave receive antenna is attached to an internal surface of the combustion chamber and comprises two or more RF/micro­wave focusing features with a spark gap between them. The transmit antenna wirelessly energizes the receive antenna, which generates a spark between the two focusing features.

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Yilun Luo; Brad D. Moore; Christopher Suhocki