ROCKLEDGE, FL – July 29, 2016 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 30-year-old Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to design, build, and test a unique advanced variable energy ignition system for internal combustion engines.
Mainstream’s ignition system adjusts ignition energy to improve ignitor life and improve emissions. During cold starts and low-speed operation, the ignition energy is automatically increased significantly to promote robust combustion. Mainstream’s unique system also provides individual ignitor control, which is managed using a conventional automotive engine control module.
About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.