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Rapp, S. (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) is a novel technology that aims at accessing wind resources at higher altitudes which cannot be reached with conventional wind turbines. This technological challenge is accomplished using tethered aircraft or kites in combination with either onboard or ground-based generators. In the former case, the kinetic energy of...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Vermillion, Chris (author), Cobb, Mitchell (author), Fagiano, Lorenzo (author), Leuthold, Rachel (author), Diehl, Moritz (author), Smith, Roy S. (author), Wood, Tony A. (author), Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Airborne wind energy systems convert wind energy into electricity using tethered flying devices, typically flexible kites or aircraft. Replacing the tower and foundation of conventional wind turbines can substantially reduce the material use and, consequently, the cost of energy, while providing access to wind at higher altitudes. Because the...
review 2021
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Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems are tethered flying devices that harvest wind resources at higher altitudes, which are not accessible to conventional wind turbines. To become a viable alternative to other renewable energy technologies, AWE systems are required to fly reliably and autonomously for long periods of time while being exposed to...
journal article 2021
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Eijkelhof, D. (author), Rapp, S. (author), Fasel, Urban (author), Gaunaa, Mac (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
In this paper, we present the design and computational model of a representative multi-megawatt airborne wind energy (AWE) system, together with a simulation framework that accounts for the flight dynamics of the fixed-wing aircraft and the sagging of the tether, combining this with flight control and optimisation strategies to derive the...
journal article 2020
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Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Reliable autonomous operation of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) systems requires control algorithms that are able to attenuate the effect of stochastic disturbances on the control performance in continuously changing wind conditions. Assessing the stability and robustness of the control system is in general carried out using simplified system models...
abstract 2019
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Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author), Oland, Espen (author), Haas, Thomas (author)
Airborne wind energy is an emerging technology that uses tethered unmanned aerial vehicles for harvesting wind energy at altitudes higher than conventional towered wind turbines. To make the technology competitive to other renewable energy technologies a reliable control system is required that allows autonomously operating the system throughout...
journal article 2019
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Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author), Oland, Espen (author), Schmidt, Sture (author), Haas, Thomas (author), Meyers, Johan (author)
Airborne wind energy is an emerging technology that uses tethered unmanned aerial vehicles for harvesting wind energy at altitudes higher than conventional towered wind turbines. To make the technology competitive to other renewable energy technologies an automatic control system is required that allows autonomously operating the system...
conference paper 2019
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Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
In this work, a novel vertical takeoff and landing methodology for flexible wing kite power systems is presented. Starting from a basic mast-based launching and landing concept, the operational envelope will be enlarged using the external assistance of a multicopter. The multicopter is used to drag the kite along a specified launching path until...
journal article 2018
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