Rotating Detonation Engine Heat Management System

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Rotating Detonation Engines (RDEs) are a new type of engine which supersonically combusts a combination of fuel and oxidizer. The result is up to 15% more fuel efficiency than conventional combustion, a huge improvement for Energy and aerospace industries. Until recently, RDEs have not operated for more than seconds. With an increase in duration comes the added challenge of heat management. Nobel is advancing their RDEs systems to effectively manage heat using in-situ resources (air, fuel .... and in land-based power systems: water). In addition to materials and geometry (including additive manufacturing), the project will implement best practices from both aerospace and energy to manage the heat output during RDE operation. (Note: Noble will ensure that this project does not include ITAR information)

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