Pratt & Whitney will present a concept of rotary engine detonation


WASHINGTON- Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a United States Air Force (USAF) contract to develop a ground test demonstration of a rotary engine detonation concept, reports Greg Waldron for FlightGlobal. Continue reading the original article.

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March 6, 2022 – The engine is designed to fly at higher Mach speeds, which will enable and expand future vehicle designs and applications and will be a key part of Pratt & Whitney’s high-speed engine portfolio to meet future customer requirements.

The rotary detonation engine uses pressure gain combustion.

“Pratt & Whitney’s GATORWORKS was able to complete initial concept development well ahead of schedule, and we will continue to leverage our digital and agile capabilities to accelerate progress on this program,” said Dave Stagney, director of GATORWORKS. “Given the need for this critical engine technology, the Raytheon Technologies team will use its advanced resources and expertise to achieve technical goals in a timely manner.”

“AFRL is excited to work with Pratt & Whitney to advance this new military-relevant propulsion architecture. Pratt & Whitney has made significant progress in developing this concept to date and we look forward to successfully demonstrating this important technology in conjunction with the RTX team,” said Dr. Michael Gregg, Director of Aerospace Management at the AFRL.

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