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Editor: Schmehl, Roland (Ed.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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  • Provides a concise overview of the latest research and development activities in airborne wind energy.
  • Offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals, and students.
  • Presents various airborne wind energy concepts currently in development.

CONTENTS OVERVIEW

“Airborne Wind Energy – Advances in Technology Development and Research” provides an in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities in the airborne wind energy sector. A characteristic feature of the various concepts discussed is the substantial reduction of the material consumption per installed unit and the accessibility of more persistent winds at higher altitudes.

The introductory chapter of the book describes the origin and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Part I on “Fundamentals, Modelling & Simulation”, describes quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or components. Part II on “Control, Optimisation & Flight State Measurement”, focuses on measurement techniques and control as well as optimisation of kites and ground stations. Part III on “Concept Design & Analysis” presents and analyses novel harvesting concepts and system component design. Part IV on “Implemented Concepts”, presents established system concepts and a contribution on a sub-system for automatic launching and landing of kites. Finally, Part V focuses on the “Technology Deployment” related to market, financing strategies, regulations and the environment.

The book builds on the success of the first volume “Airborne Wind Energy” (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. A broad variety of authors contributed to the respective chapters: Academics, professional engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

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