Rotating Detonation Engine

Webinar RDE - Nov. 12, 2020

MAE master's student Evan Unruh proudly presented his Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) and explained the process that led up to the first successful test-firing at Propulsion Research Center. Additional panelists at the virtual meeting were Dr. Gabe Xu (Associate Professor in the MAE Department), Scott Claflin (Director of the Defense Advanced Concepts group at Aerojet Rocketdyne), and Dr. John Bennewitz (Research Scientist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA).

Along with Evan Unruh, Dr. Frederick, and Dr. Xu, the RDE team (Dr. Dave Lineberry, Tony Hall, James Venters, Jon Buckley, Scott Claflin, and Michaela Spaulding contributed to the successful test-firing.

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