Rotating Detonation Engine Rocket Design and Launch
In partnership with R3 Aerospace, Nobel Works is building the U.S.’ first sounding rocket powered by a rotating detonation engine (RDE). RDEs are a new type of engine that supersonically combusts a combination of fuel and oxidizer. RDEs have higher efficiency than conventional combustion engines and in a more compact form factor, making them ideal for aerospace applications. This student group will aid Nobel and R3, specifically focusing on necessary subcomponent design, including ignition devices, fuel and oxidizer systems, engine components, avionics, recovery, and launch infrastructure systems. The team will assist in all testing and launch activities.