Ground-Breaking Ignition Technology from Transient Plasma Systems Proven to Make Gasoline-Powered Vehicles Cleaner and More Efficient

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Advanced combustion strategies enabled by the TPS Ignition System could result in fuel economy gains higher than 20 percent TORRANCE, California – 6/8/2022 New research confirms an untapped advanced ignition technology offers proven solutions for significantly cleaner gasoline engines that auto manufacturers can implement immediately. Transient Plasma Systems Inc. (TPS), … Read More

Transient Plasma Systems Reports Significant Breakthroughs in Ignition Technology

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Bringing it Closer to Commercialization TORRANCE, California – 12/15/2021 Innovator of high-power plasma systems surpasses critical milestones in its plan to bring its technology to market across various applications, including vehicle ignition Transient Plasma Systems Inc. (TPS), which develops and markets nanosecond pulsed power systems that unlock the potential of … Read More

‘Lightning bolt’ approach to fuel ignition

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LINDSAY CHAPPELL – 8/30/2021 Transient Plasma Solutions wants to make ignition more powerful. And by doing that, combustion engines could run cleaner. Dan Singleton was a graduate student on a research project a few years ago, showing the U.S. Navy how a powerful new technology called “pulsed power” could help … Read More

How Gasoline Engines Can Survive in an Electric Car Future

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RYAN LUGO – 6/15/2021 Advancing technology can keep conventional engines humming for decades. Combustion engines won’t completely disappear any time soon, if ever. Certain transportation tasks or operating environments simply don’t lend themselves to battery- or hydrogen-powered electric propulsion. A century and a half of research and development has greatly … Read More

Is Lightning-Fast Plasma the Key to a Cleaner Car Engine?

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DANIEL OBERHAUS – 9/9/2020 Researchers have long experimented with “lean burn” engines, which boost efficiency and reduce the emissions from combustion. But getting them to ignite is tricky. THERE ARE SOMETHING like a billion cars on the world’s roads today and almost all of them are powered by internal combustion. … Read More

So Long, Spark Plugs: Low-Temp Plasma Ignition Might Be the Future

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FRANK MARCUS – 5/19/2020 Cutting-edge tech aims to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. When you boil it down, improving average fuel economy is super simple: Burn less fuel in the cylinder when cruising. Toward that end, engine developers have toiled to make lean mixtures work since way before Chrysler’s Electronic … Read More

TPS Featured in AN Shift Article – Transient Plasma Systems Ignition Breakthrough Promises Super-Low Emissions, Fuel Efficiency

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Jack Keebler | Automotive News – Shift Magazine We get frequent reminders that we are on the “bleeding edge” of autodom’s electrification. And the reality is that because of huge EV production investments and battery costs, as well as range and charging issues, the internal combustion engine will likely remain … Read More

TPS Launches the Transient Plasma Surface Treatment System, Delivering Major Benefits Through Nanosecond Pulsed-Power Plasma

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The room-temperature, open-environment treatment system unlocks new versatility and efficiency for thin-film coating, surface cleaning, and activation of a wide variety of substrates. TORRANCE, California, October 23, 2019 — Transient Plasma Systems Inc. (TPS), which develops nanosecond pulsed-power systems for a wide range of applications, today announced the launch of … Read More

TPS Qualifies as BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2019 Finalist

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BusinessGreen has announced the shortlist for the fifth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards, recognizing some of the most exciting and innovative clean tech providers working in the UK today. Transient Plasma Systems is a finalist for the category of Transport Technology of the Year for their TPS Ignition System. More information … Read More

Transient Plasma Systems Successfully Completes Multi-Cylinder Engine Testing with Nanosecond Pulsed Plasma Ignition Technology

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Transient Plasma Systems Inc. (TPS), which develops nanosecond pulsed plasma ignition systems to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has achieved a new milestone in internal combustion engine testing. The new TPS test marks the first multi-cylinder demonstration of the company’s nanosecond pulsed plasma ignition technology in a mass-manufactured, … Read More

TPS Wins DoE SBIR Phase IIB Grant for Development of a Low-Energy Nanosecond Pulsed Ignition System Enabling High-Efficiency Dilute Gasoline Combustion

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Transient Plasma Systems, based in Torrance, CA was awarded a SBIR Phase IIB grant for “Development of a “sparkless” ignition system for high-efficiency dilute gasoline and natural gas engines. This grant comes on the heels of a successful completion of Phase II grant work that focused on developing a platform … Read More

TPS Co-Founder Prof. Gundersen Awarded 2018 AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award

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Dr. Martin Gundersen, Co-Founder, Technical Advisor and Board Member to Transient Plasma Systems, has been awarded the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Award: for development of high-voltage pulse power technology, studies of non-equilibrium nanosecond pulse plasmas, and their applications for plasma-assisted combustion, pollution control, quantum … Read More

TPS Awarded a $1M Grant from the California Energy Commission for Research and Development of its Ignition Approach

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Transient Plasma Systems was awarded a $1M grant from the California Energy Commission for research and development of its ignition approach. TPS thanks Cummins Wesport for match-funding and partner Argonne National Laboratory. Project Title: Development and Demonstration of a Production-Intent Transient Plasma Ignition System for High Efficiency Natural Gas Engines