Kite Power

Modelling Kite Power Systems

The design of a kite power system is highly connected to its dynamic behavior. This part of our research focuses on modeling the dynamic behavior of the complete kite power systems. Important aspects of this research are operational optimization and economic feasibility. More

Automated Control of Kite Power Systems

In 2012 the kite-power group of TU Delft demonstrated the fully automated operation of a kite power system. The current research adresses some limitations of that control system. Other research areas are the development of a reliable kite-power system-state estimator and the development of a fast, adaptive controller for the ground-station. More

Numerical modelling of inflatable tethered wings