Integrated Fuel/Air Heat Exchanger

Integrated Fuel/Air HX Concept Eliminates Ducting and Volume Penalty of the Typical HX Placement Outside the Turbine Casing

Turbine engines often use the heat capacity of the fuel to aid in thermal management. MC2 has teamed with a major turbine engine OEM on a NASA-sponsored development effort to integrate a fuel-air heat exchanger into the fuel injector struts. If the goal effectiveness can be achieved without excessive perturbation of the combustor air path, this would allow generation of cooled cooling air with virtually no weight or volume impact to the engine.

Unfortunately, due to the sensitive nature of this development effort, no further details may be made available at this time.