Patent Number: 7,100,377

Title: Methods for operating gas turbine engines

Abstract: A method for operating a pulse detonation system. The method includes providing a pulse detonation chamber including a plurality of detonation tubes extending therein, and detonating a mixture of fuel and air within each detonation tube such that at least a first tube is detonated at a different time than at least a second detonation tube.

Inventors: Kraft; Robert Eugene (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F02C 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018