Laser Spark Plug, Inc.
Laser Spark Plug, Inc. Does Not Manufacture Laser Spark Plugs Or Any Other Product
Laser Spark Plug, Inc. is a 501 (3) (C) non-profit organization that provides funding, education and support for environmental education. To this end we have developed a novel Alternative Fuel Combustion Science Education (AFCSE) platform capable of demonstrating optimized emissions with lower concentrations of poisonous nitrous-oxide gasses, higher fuel efficiencies and lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Our charity provides AFCSE platforms to educational institutions and is targeted to be used by students (16 to 21years old) under the direction of a teacher or professor. The AFCSE platform allows students to conduct cutting-edge alternative fuel combustion science and engineering experiments helping to optimize future generation alternative fuel engine performance and reducing emissions.
This is not a traditional charity as in “public relief of needy persons”, it does serve to address the general lack of opportunity for students in this particular age group to engage in “hands-on” advanced research with oversight and guidance provided by professional educators. This work educates and provides a rare experience for students that will serve them well in their future endeavors. The "hands-on" education results in a significant increase in the general understanding and body of science of alternative fuel combustion as it relates to improved efficiency and reduction of harmful emissions. This work looks to the future and enhances the air quality for all living creatures.
Students conducting this research will be improving themselves with a unique experience. They will develop new skills and understanding. Their individual capabilities in chemistry, engineering and environmental science will be greatly enhanced. Multi/mixed alternative fuel combustion is very new. Students will be involved in ground-braking research with a platform that has never been made available for this type of research.
So very little is known about mix-fuel/multi-fuel/alternative-fuel combustion. Conventional engines and injectors are typically designed and engineered for single fuel operation. In fact, most internal combustion engines are very sensitive to mixed-fuel contamination and will not function under such conditions.
LSP’s efforts will provide new opportunities to improve American science education on a number of fronts. Experience tells us that early hands-on education can instill a lifelong love of science and of learning. We know, first-hand, that engaging experiences with scientists and engineers help to produce a population of students that excels in science and engineering.
The LSP multi-mixed fuel test bed experiments will prepare students to succeed in further studies. Students and professors will gain new insights, knowledge and understanding of alternative fuel combustion science, CO2 emissions and poisonous nitrous-oxide gasses. This work will provide unique and sorely needed education that advances the state-of-the-art in the use of alternative fuels, maximizing fuel efficiency and minimizing harmful emissions.
Here’s how the laser spark plug works: A compact megawatt class
laser pulse is focused down through a “self cleaning” sapphire
bulkhead seal window at the top of the piston cylinder. This results
in a free space high power spark that is optically positioned in the center
of the injected fuel cloud. Being a free space spark, the ignition is
unencumbered by a spark plug arm and is thereby free to provide a
clean uniform burn wave-front of the fuel cloud resulting in near 100%
Laser pulses may also be projected and focused by special lens systems to produce multiple sparks simultaneously in the engine combustion chamber for further increases in burn uniformity and efficiency. New core technology has been developed for a new generation of high peak power eye-safe micro-lasers. These rugged mil-spec megawatt class laser devices utilize unique pumping architectures that provide a foundation for compact reliable high power laser devices an order of magnitude lighter, smaller, more efficient and less expensive than the existing state-of-the-art.
Further increases in fuel efficiency may be realized through better aerodynamic designs on cars and trucks. At 55 mph ~ 50% of a typical car’s energy is used to push air out of the way. To be more efficient, our vehicles need to further reduce drag and become more aerodynamic. In aerodynamics, the word drag defines air’s natural tendency to slow things down. It steals your vehicles energy and decreases
your fuel economy.