Understanding & Applying Ion Sense for the Detection of Misfire, Detonation & Combustion Instability & for Engine Balance
Combining information on flame initiation, flame propagation, air/fuel ratio and load, Ion Sense offers anew paradigm for monitoring and analyzing in-cylinder combustion processes. This short course will first familiarize the attendees with the hardware used to measure Ion Sense. It will then review the Ion Sense derived parameters that can be used to determine knock, misfire, combustion instability and imbalance.The course will next explore future applications of Ion Sense for rich burn engines and for closed loop control of air/fuel ratio and emissions monitoring. Finally, the course will review the results of industry funded Factory Acceptance Tests of the prototype production hardware.