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electrojet

[i′lek·trə‚jet]
(geophysics)
A stream of intense electric current moving in the upper atmosphere around the equator and in polar regions.
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Known as electrojets, these high-speed winds may explain how energy from the auroral regions spreads around the planet.
The electrojets rotate in the direction opposite that of the planet, causing friction between these winds and the rest of the atmosphere.
As emissions controls and regulations become more stringent in response to growing environmental concerns, Freescale is proud to work with ElectroJet to deliver innovative technology that's helping improve the quality of the air we breathe.
By using Freescale's 16-bit S12XE MCUs, ElectroJet is able to reduce the number of sensors needed to meter fuel and control ignition and produce a cost-effective fuel injection system priced below $50 (USD) per unit.
The ElectroJet system is expected to produce an average of 12 percent better fuel economy over stock carburetor systems.
Motorcycles and scooters are the primary form of transportation in India and China, with volumes more than twice as large as the American automotive industry," said Kyle Schwulst, CEO of ElectroJet.
ElectroJet is currently marketing its fuel-injection system to motorcycle manufacturers in India and China and plans to expand its reach to other emerging markets worldwide.
The advanced fuel injection system engineered by ElectroJet is controlled by the Freescale 16-bit S12XE MCU, featuring an integrated XGATE coprocessor.
The Electrojet heater is fitted with PTFE electric elements housed in a cylinder 900mm high x 400mm diameter, using carrosion resistant polymers throughout the construction.
Tanks where space is at a premium, of awkward shape or construction for fitting internal heaters or containing other equipment such as mixers will all benefit from the use of ElectroJet.
His career in theoretical physics started in space, with polar and auroral electrojets, later going to parametric instabilities and laser theory.