Method and apparatus for modulating airfoil lift Patent uri icon


  • An apparatus comprising: an airfoil adapted for generating a lift force; and a first pulse detonation actuator disposed inside the airfoil and adapted for impulsively detonating a fuel/air mixture to produce a pressure rise and velocity increase of combustion products therein, the airfoil having a plurality of lift control holes adapted for communicating combustion product flows from the first pulse detonation actuator to an airfoil surface to modulate the lift force.

author list (cited authors)

  • Saddpigjo, S. G., Leyva, I. A., Dean, A. J., Robic, B. F., & Butler, L.

complete list of authors

  • Saddpigjo, SG||Leyva, IA||Dean, AJ||Robic, BF||Butler, L

publication date

  • October 2003