At the Research Center in Niskayuna, GE Aerospace showcased a pioneering achievement – the world’s first hypersonic dual-mode ramjet (DMRJ) rig test featuring rotating detonation combustion (RDC) in a supersonic flow stream. This innovation has the potential to enable high-speed, long-range flights with improved efficiency. GE Aerospace’s milestone positions the company to explore various opportunities in the hypersonic sector, as it plans to become a standalone entity in the second quarter of 2024.
GE Aerospace as part of its extensive hypersonic program has unveiled a groundbreaking technology called Rotating Detonation Combustion (RDC), which leverages a range of capabilities, incorporating high-temperature materials, advanced electronics, thermal management, and aerodynamics to propel hypersonic vehicles.
The successful demonstration of the high-speed propulsion DMRJ is just one aspect of GE Aerospace’s comprehensive portfolio of technology programs aimed at advancing hypersonic capabilities.
Amy Gowder, President and CEO, GE Aerospace, Defense & Systems, said:
“As the aerospace sector sets its sight on the future of hypersonics, GE Aerospace is well positioned with the right capabilities, experience, and scale to be a leader in driving new developments for our customers. The highly successful demonstration of a DMRJ with RDC is an outgrowth of our 10+ years of RDC work, including the strategic acquisition of Innoveering that has brought leading technologies and experience in hypersonic propulsion and ramjets.”
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