Publications Archive

Refereed Journal Articles

“Comparative Testing of a Novel Microwave Ignition Source, the Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Igniter,” Christopher A. Stevens, Franz A. Pertl, John L. Hoke, Fred R. Schauer, and James E. Smith, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, Volume 225, Number 12, pp 1633-1640, 4 May 2011.

“Design of a Compact Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator for Plasma Ignition Applications,” Franz A. Pertl, Mary Anne Clarke, and James E. Smith. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, August 2011, DOI:10.1017/S17590787110000493, Volume 3, Issue 4, Cambridge University Press, Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

“Electromagnetic Design of a Novel Microwave Internal Combustion Engine Ignition Source, the Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator,” Franz A. Pertl, and James E. Smith, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, Volume 223, Number 11/2009, pp 1405-1417.

“Investigation of Wire Grid Modeling in NEC Applied to Determine Resonant Cavity Quality Factors,” Franz A. Pertl, Andrew D. Lowery, and James E. Smith, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, Volume 22, Number 3, pp 420-423, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, November 2007.

“The Cavity Resonator as a Prototype RFIC Engine Ignition Source,” Dustin McIntyre, Gregory J. Thompson, and James E. Smith, 2001 SAE Transactions, Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, SAE International, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 2001.

 

Proceedings and Refereed Conference Articles

“Investigation of Cold Start Capability of a Briggs and Stratton Engine Using Jet A Fuel and Microwave Plasma Ignition,” Patrick E. Wildfire, Andrew J. Nawrocki, Franz A. Pertl, and James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Number 2009-01-1057, SAE World Congress & Exhibition, April 20-23, 2009, Detroit, Michigan.

“Ignition Energy Testing of the Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator with Air-Liquefied-Gas Mixtures,” Jay P. Wilhelm, Franz A. Pertl, Patrick Wildfire, and James E. Smith, AIAA 2008-3775, 39th AIAA Plasma-dynamics and Lasers Conference, June 23 – 26, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

“High-Level Modeling of an RF Pulsed Quarter Wave Coaxial Resonator with Potential Use as an SI Ignition Source,” Franz A. Pertl and James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Number 2008-01-0089, (SP-2180), SAE World Congress & Exhibition, April 14-17, 2008, Detroit, Michigan.

“Feasibility of Pulsed Microwave Plasma Ignition for use in Internal Combustion Engines,” Franz A. Pertl and James E. Smith, ASME-ICEF2007-1776, Proceedings of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2007 Fall Technical Conference, October 14-17, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina.

“Experimental Investigation of Dielectrics for Use in Quarter Wave Coaxial Resonators” Andrew D. Lowery, Franz A. Pertl, and James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Series No. (2007-01-0256), New SI Engine and Component Design and Engine Lubrication and Bearing Systems, SP-2093, SAE World Congress & Exhibition, April 16-19, 2007, Detroit, Michigan.

“Numerical Wire Grid Modeling of Cavity Resonators to Determine Quality Factors,” Franz A. Pertl, Andrew D. Lowery, and James E. Smith, ISCA 21st International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2006), (Paper Number CATA2006-174), pp. 188-191, March 23-25, 2006, Seattle, Washington.

“Numerical Investigation of the Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator Quality Factor Through Wire Grid Modeling in NEC,” Andrew Lowery, Franz A. Pertl, and James E. Smith, 2006 ACES Conference on Applied Computational Electro-magnetics, 22nd Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electro-magnetics, (Paper Number 906716), pp 659-663, March 12-16, 2006, Miami, Florida.

“The Cavity Resonator as a Prototype RFIC Engine Ignition Source,” Dustin McIntyre, Gregory J. Thompson, and James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Series No. (2001-01-0987), SAE International Congress and Exposition, March 3-8, 2001, Detroit, Michigan.

“Modeling the Radio Frequency Coaxial Cavity Plasma Igniter as an Internal Combustion Engine Ignition System,” Richard D. Stiles, James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Series No. (980168), (SP-1356), SAE International Congress and Exposition, February 23, 1998, Detroit, Michigan.

“Investigation of a Radio Frequency Plasma Ignitor for Possible Internal Combustion Engine Use,” Richard D. Stiles, Gregory Thompson, and James E. Smith, SAE Technical Paper Series No. (970071), SAE International Congress and Exposition, February 1997, Detroit, Michigan.

“RF Plasma Ignition System Concept for Lean Burn Internal Combustion Engines,” Thomas J. Bonazza, Kurt L. VanVoorhies, and James E. Smith, Technology for Energy Efficiency in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, P-259, SAE (929416), pp. 4.315-4.319, August 3-7, 1992, San Diego, California.

“Analysis of RF Corona Discharge Plasma Ignition,” Kurt L. VanVoorhies, Thomas J. Bonazza and James E. Smith, Technology for Energy Efficiency in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, P-259, SAE (929502), pp. 4.327-4.334, August 3-7, 1992, San Diego, California.

“A Quarter-Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator as a Power Processing Element,” Mark Nash, James Smith and Robert Craven, Proceedings of the 3rd International New Energy Technology Symposium/Exhibition, June 25-June 28, 1988, Hull/Ottawa, Canada.