Next Generation Engines

Industry Need (Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge 7):  Next Generation Propulsion Technologies.

Background: The efficiency of engine technology has driven the performance advances of aircraft since the beginning of aviation, with the Brayton Cycle defining modern propulsion technology for the last half century. Other thermodynamic cycles exist with theoretically higher efficiencies and system level benefits unachievable with the Brayton engine.

The Requirement: Engine technology scalable up to 1000 hp and commercially available within the next decade.

Recent blog post: Research on Detonation Engines Show Promise Despite Difficulties.

Do you have a solution in the arena of Next Generation Propulsion Technologies?  If you do, you should consider applying for the 7th Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge.

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Research on Detonation Engines Shows Promise Despite Difficulties
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