(not yet comprehensive)
- Kite types
MagGen kite Electricity Generator
Prototype of Flying Electrical Generator
Using Kites to Generate Electricity: Plodding, Low Tech Approach Wins
Mystery Behind Franklin's Electrical Kite
The Box Kite in Weather Research
Domina Jalbert, Brother of the Wind
By Vladimir A. Rakov, Martin A. Uman
- Airborne wind turbine
- Kite Gen
- WPI kite power wiki
Humdinger's Wind Power Alternative Shawn Frayne
- The flutter of the windbelt? Loft sets of windbelts?
Windbelt, Cheap Generator Alternative, Set to Power Third World
Design in the chair AeroSpace for Sustainable Engineering and ...
Paul MacCready (RIP)
Page 42 of Drachen Foundation Journal Fall 2002 The pioneer kite
inventor Domina Jalbert spoke emphatically about the water kite.
kite coupled with hapa.
Taras K: Electrical regeneration could be the future of sport flying
- Strong technical study on ribbon roter:
- A Quantitative
study of kite performance in natural wind with application to kite
anemometry by Hobbs, Stephen in 1986
- Article in 1998 on
advancing sailmaking methods.
Changes in Racing Sails and Sailmaking
- Laddermill at TU Delft
group in Leuven
Gian Mauro Maneia
study of airfoils and wings for power kites applications"
Master Thesis in Aerospace Engineering -
Politecnico di Torino (ITALY) by Gian Mauro Maneia
Leuven Kite Workshop
Franklin's Electrostatics (PDF)
Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre- Sussex CFD lab
International Workshop on Modelling and Optimization of Power Generating
..... A unique Wind Turbine making power for only 3¢ per Kw-Hr!
HeliTube ..... A HeliWind powered by Ocean Currents
HeliPump ..... A high altitude HeliWind
HeliWind Energy Station
High Altitude Wind Power
- PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF A PARAGLIDER: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
TECHNICAL NOTE D-443. Francis M. Rogallo, J. G. Lowry, D. R Croom and R
T. Taylor. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1960.[Editor:
Notice that in 1960 "paraglider" included stiffened Rogallo wing
devices. In 1961, the stiffenened Rogallo wing made by the team under
Charles Richards at NASA produced the full wing portability and
collapsibility of aluminum tube frame, battened sails, Dacron sail and
format that provided (along with the similar Fleep wings) the template
for the first round of standard Rogallo-wing hang gliders; in 1961-2,
such devices were still called "paragliders" and "kite-like glider".
Later, as Barish sailwing and governable Jalber parafoils and hang
gliding had a renaissance of hang gliding activity, the fully limp hang
glider began to be named "paraglider" and the stiffenened hang gliders,
just "hang glider" even while all were hang gliders that had the pilot
hung from the kite-line in freeflight to tug the wing; the pilot would
push and pull the airframe of the kite's wing to control the freeflight
of the gliding kite system that was an activity called hang gliding (and
if the hang gliding was with a fully limp governable wing, then called
parakiting (if ground moored either fixed or mobile) and "paragliding"
when freeflight occurred. Either the kite system was fixed to a immobile
or mobile ground mooring or the kite system was moored to a hung
free-falling pilot.] [Such kites or paragliders can be involved in
electricity-generation systems regardless of the level of stiffness or
limpness of the kite; there will be niche applications for all levels of
stiffness. Notice that the coming nanotech materials will be allowing
full "solid" extremely low-density wings for working systems; there is
talk of a lighter-than-air "solid" enabling forming kytoons where
concern for gas replacement does not measure into the challenge.]
- HIPFiSH Columbia-Pacific's
Alternative Monthly (Aug.-Sept./2007) [ ]
An inflatable wing using the principle of Tensairity
Joep Breuer and Wubbo Ockels
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Rolf H. Luchsinger
Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland
- Worldwatch Institute,“Renewables 2005: Global
Status Report” prepared
for the Renewable Energy Policy Network, Washington DC,
- “Smart control system exploiting the
characteristics of generic kites
or airfoils to convert energy”, European patent ] 02840646, inventor:
M. Ippolito, December 2004
- “Sistema e procedimento di controllo automatico
del volo di profili
alari di potenza”, Patent n. TO2006A000372, inventors: M. Milanese,
M. Ippolito, May 2006
M. Canale, L. Fagiano, M. Ippolito and M. Milanese, “Control of
tethered airfoils for a new class of wind energy generator”, in 45th
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego (CA), USA,
M. Diehl, “Real-Time Optimization for Large Scale Nonlinear
Processes”, PhD thesis, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2001
- B. Houska and M. Diehl, “Optimal Control for
Kites”, in 9th European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, 2007.
- B. Houska and M. Diehl, “Optimal Control of
Towing Kites”, in 45th
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego (CA), USA,
- T. Parisini and R. Zoppoli, “A receding-horizon
regulator for nonlinear
systems and a neural approximation”. Automatica 31(10), 1443–1451,
- M. Canale and M. Milanese, “FMPC: a fast
implementation of model
predictive control”, in 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech
Republic, July 2005.
- M.Canale, L. Fagiano, M. Milanese, “Fast
implementation of nonlinear
model predictive controllers”. Technical Report CaFM-1-2006.
di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, 2006.
- M. Milanese and C. Novara, “Set membership
identification of nonlinear
systems”, Automatica, vol. 40, pp. 957–975, 2004.
- M. Milanese, C. Novara and L. Pivano,
Modelling of Complex Nonlinear Systems”, 42nd IEEE Conference
on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, 2003.
- KiteGen report ]3, Dip. Automatica e
Informatica, Politecnico di
Torino, Italy, October 2006
- Vestas Wind Systems A/S website:
- D. R. Ramirez, M. R. Arahal and E. F. Camacho
control of a heat exchanger using a neural network solver” IEEE
Transactions on Control Systems Technology 12(5), 776–786, 2004.
- M.M. Seron, G.C. Goodwin and J.A. De Doná,
of receding horizon control for constrained linear systems”, Asian
Journal of Control 5(2), 271–286, 2003.
- A. Bemporad, M. Morari, V. Dua and E.N. Pistikopoulos
linear quadratic regulator for constrained systems”, Automatica 38, 3–
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