Entries by Dan Singleton

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

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, on-road natural-gas engine. TPS tested […]

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

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 for avoiding spark breakdown, which […]

Swapping spark plugs for nanopulses could boost engine efficiency by 20%

More precise ignition events mean better fuel efficiency and fewer pollutants. JONATHAN M. GITLIN – 6/26/2019, 7:50 AM Here in 2019, only the most fringe reactionaries are able to claim with a straight face that climate change is not a thing. But after years of the media doing its “two sides” thing, recalcitrant policy makers dragging their heels, a continued […]

TPS selected by NREL to address natural gas vehicle engine emissions and efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Southcoast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). The selected […]

Transient Plasma Systems Secures $8.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Kairos Ventures

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Transient Plasma Systems Inc. (TPS), which develops and markets nanosecond pulsed power systems that unlock the potential of low-temperature plasma to be used in a variety of applications, today announced that it has completed an $8.5 million Series A funding round from Kairos Ventures. This financing will enable the company […]

TPS selected as part of round 5 of the DOE’s $3.8M HPC4Manufacturing Program

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which manages the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program to use supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $3.8 million for 13 industry projects under the program. The awards mark the fifth round of selectees for the HPC4Mfg Program, led […]

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

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 electronics, and biology.