Two-stage pulse detonation system Patent uri icon


  • A two-stage pulse detonation system includes a pre-combustor and a geometric resonator connected via a converging-diverging nozzle to the pre-combustor to create a high temperature and high pressure conditions in the resonator in order to create optimal conditions for detonation initiation. A mixture of a fuel and a gas is burned in the pre-combustor and is passed through the nozzle into the geometric resonator, where the burned mixture is detonated. The detonation propagates through the resonator exit nozzle thus generating thrust.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tangirala, V. E., Dean, A. J., & Leyva, I. A.

complete list of authors

  • Tangirala, VE||Dean, AJ||Leyva, IA

publication date

  • January 2006