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Dynamics and Control of an Airborne Wind Energy System Ground Station


R. Staubli

Semester Thesis, HS13 (10316)

The thesis at hand analyses dierent designs of airborne wind energy system ground stations. In a short introduction the type of airborne wind energy system covered in this thesis is dened and similar existing setups are shown. Following two models with dierent winching systems for the steering lines were modeled and integrated into an existing point-mass model of a kite. The rst model has two individually actuated drums, whereas the second model comes with only one drum with an additional steering mechanism. For both designs a controller was developed which ensures the right roll angle of the wing desired by a given steering input while following a reference reeling speed of the winch. With a simulation the response to a step input on the line length is analysed.


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(13)Semester/Bachelor Thesis

A. Zgraggen

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@PhdThesis { Xxx:2014:IFA_4730
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