Stanley J. Krzywicki - Olney MD Timothy S. Gibson - Columbia MD Joseph D. Orndorff - Baltimore MD
Systems Control, Inc. - Sunnyvale CA
G01P 342 G01P 348 G01P 354
A tachometer system for an internal combustion engine. The tachometer system uses one of two electromagnetic pulse sensing means to detect an electromagnetic signal produced by a firing of the engine. The sensing device may be an antenna or an inductive pickup. One of the signals is chosen and processed. A parameter indicative of pulse timing in the output signal is determined. This parameter is most advantageously a time between different ones of the output signals. The parameter is then converted into a value indicative of revolutions per unit time of the engine. The converting structure is advantageously formed by a personal computer.
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