WHAT ARE WAVE ENGINES?

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Wave Engines, also known as “pulsejet” engines, are a class of aircraft engines that operate using pressure waves instead of rotating machinery. These engines are characterized by extreme simplicity; they are essentially hollow tubes with no moving parts inside. Intermittent combustion inside the tubes produces pressure waves that push hot gases and produce thrust.

Historically, these types of engines have been used on several aircraft. More recently, Wave Engine Corp. has developed and leveraged recent technological advancements in acoustics and combustion control to develop an aviation powerplant with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and an unparalleled combination of robustness, affordability and true jet performance that is poised to redefine the aviation landscape.

FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT

VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (VTOL)

Wave engines unlock unique capabilities for vertical lift. Low-cost, low-weight and extreme simplicity make it practical to deploy multiple engines for vertical lift on novel airframes. With a rapid throttle response (<100 ms idle-to-max) that makes quadcopter-like active stabilization and control possible, wave engines are poised to spawn a new breed of VTOL vehicles and redefine vertical lift with previously unattainable agility, range and payload capacity.