A non-intrusive surface ignition detector

M. R. Swain, J. A. Blanco, M. N. Swain

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A novel method and apparatus are described for the detection of surface ignition in internal combustion engines. The method is termed non-intrusive surface ignition detector (NSID). The NSID, its evolution, description and sample outputs are presented. The NSID method for analysing surface ignition can be employed without disturbing deposits in the combustion chamber or removing the cylinder head.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number007
Pages (from-to)838-840
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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