Hardware-in-the-loop (Hil) and experimental findings for the 7 kw pumping kite power system

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This paper presents the experimental work of airborne wind energy, kite system, as a power source, developed in Kyushu University. Kite extracts more energy from high altitude wind with less foundations compared with the wind turbines. This paper demonstrates the 7kW kite system of Kyushu University including the system’s design, tests, and experimental results. The kite system consists of inflatable wing with fixed tether length. The kite is controlled by small device, kite control unit (KCU), as a hardware-in the loop (HIL). This technique is utilized to develop and perform the real-time flight test of the kite. It provides an effective algorithm by adding the complexity of the system under control. Several tests had been performed to analyse the kite performance, and tension forces result from those tests are presented in different truck speeds and flight cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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