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Modeling, Control and Study of an Airborne Wind Turbine with Onboard Power Generation


M. Brunner

Semester Thesis, HS15 (10453)

This semester thesis presents the development of a modeling framework for the design and analysis of an airborne wind turbine with onboard power generation. Quasistatic and dynamic point mass models are derived to incorporate the dominant effects of such complex systems. A controller is developed to guide the system along given circular flight trajectories. The models are simulated for different parameter configurations to analyze the potential power output of this novel type of onboard power generators and to identify possible system constraints. Results are finally compared with different airborne wind energy systems.

Supervisors: Henrik Hesse, Tony Wood, Roy Smith


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(13)Semester/Bachelor Thesis

R. S. Smith

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@PhdThesis { Xxx:2015:IFA_5334
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