The paper considers the prospects of using a quasi-stationary pulsating discharge to control the process of supersonic combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. The discharge characteristics have been obtained experimentally under conditions of subsonic and supersonic air flow. Supersonic steady combustion of propane in expanding aerodynamic channels of various configurations has been implemented. The results obtained confirm the efficiency of using low-temperature plasma in supersonic plasma aerodynamics.
52.70.-m Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation
82.33.Vx Reactions in flames, combustion, and explosions
82.33.Xj Plasma reactions
$^1$Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University