Innovation

Together with major players of the Automotive and Aeronautics industries, APOJEE constantly innovates to bring products that redefine the state of the art:

  • 2017 - Participation in the WinSiC4AP Program aimed at creating a European Silicon Carbide technology with over twenty partners from the aeronautics, automotive and industrial sectors. In developing advanced technologies that are already in use by its clients, APOJEE is in charge of the ‘testability’ issue for the program.
  • 2015 - ECU-H: Inverter for racing car energy-recovery turbine application rated at 100kW / 100,000 rpm. As a world first, the inverter is realized entirely in Silicon-Carbide which offers a clear increase of dynamic performance.
  • 2014 - Radiµs: A new ignition technology for reciprocating spark ignition engines and aeronautic turbine engines. A high-volume radiofrequency discharge is greatly expanded microwaves energy, enabling reliable ignition at very low fueling rates.
  • 2012 - MARVEL: A new generation of power-electronics test bench. Deployed in technical test centers through Europe, and in the RENAULT ZOE production plant.
  • 2010 - Power electronics of the RENAULT ZOE including the 43 kW embedded charger that can achieve a bulk charge in only 20’; the highest available power on a commercially available electric vehicle.
  • 2007 - DCCA: The first device enabling an in-engine test of the spark plug spark-gap on a static engine at the end of a production line. Employed on several European automotive production lines including those of the PSA-BMW alliance.
  • 2003 - Smartcoil:An ignition coil emulator developed in collaboration with the Institut Français du Pétrole – Energies Nouvelles (IFPen). Generating up to 50kV of breakdown voltage, the available voltage, the rise-time, the arc- and the glow-phase currents are all fully regulated to any desired spark characteristic.  Used extensively within research labs. and by racing engine constructors throughout the world, typical uses may be on a single-cylinder transparent motor to validate a combustion chambers concept, or to rapidly understand the ignition characteristics needed for a new engine type. The patented device still has no equal available on the market.