An electrical connection system for a particulate filter is provided. The system includes: a particulate filter (PF) disposed within an outer shell wherein the PF is segmented into a plurality of heating zones; an outer mat disposed between the particulate filter and the outer shell; an electrical connector coupled to the outer shell of the PF; and a plurality of printed circuit connections that extend along the outer surface of the PF from the electrical connector to the plurality of heating zones.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS
Certain of the subject matter of the present application was developed under Contract Number DE-FC-04-03AL67635 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.