Research

Research

Research

Would you like to flip through the researches that brought Kitepower to life and that keeps pushing it forward? Here you find a precious archive of studies developed by the Kitepower team and its partners. Kitepower is cooperating closely with its research partners such as TU Delft and the AWESCO network.

+  The Kitepower team is currently also undertaking researches and developments of a VTOL rigid wing. Find out more at github.com/RigidWing

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2018

  • Johannes Oehler, Marc van Reijen and Roland Schmehl

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    “Experimental Investigation of Soft Kite Performance During Turning Maneuvers‎”

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  • 2017

  • Drexler, Christoph Hofmann, Alexander Kiss, Balínt

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    “Airborne Wind Energy – Technology Review And Feasibility in Germany”

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  • M.S. Jerez Venegas

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    “Path Optimization of a Pumping Kite System”

    Thesis sheet.
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  • G. Sánchez-Arriaga, M. García-Villalba, R. Schmehl

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    “Modelling and dynamics of a two-line kite”

    Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 47, pp. 473-486, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2017.03.030.

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  • 2016

  • P. S Manoj

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    “Airborne wind energy technology – Potential alternative for clean energy”

    Atlantis Magazine, Volume 27, Issue 1, 2016.

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  • U. Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “Downscaling of Airborne Wind Energy Systems”

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol. 753, pp. 102002, 2016. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/10/102002
  • U. Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “Flight Path Control of Kite Power Systems in a Turbulent Wind Environment”

    2016 American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 4083-4088, Boston, MA, USA, 6-8 July 2016. doi: 10.1109/ACC.2016.7525563
  • 2015

  • U. Fechner, R. van der Vlugt, E. Schreuder, R. Schmehl

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    “Dynamic Model of a Pumping Kite Power System”

    Renewable Energy, Vol. 83, pp. 705-716, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.028. arXiv:1406.6218 [cs.SY]
  • 2014

  • A. Viré, R. Schmehl

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    “How to harness wind energy with traction kites”

    Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, December 2014. doi: 10.1007/s11157-014-9360-4
  • R. Schmehl, R. van der Vlugt, U. Fechner, A. de Wachter, W. Ockels

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    “Airborne Wind Energy System”

    Dutch Patent Application NL 2009528. pp. 1-34, 2014.

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  • C. Grete

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    “The Economic Potential of Kite Power”

    Leonardo Times – Journal of the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, No. 4, pp. 10-11, 2014.

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  • R. van der Vlugt, R. Schmehl, M. Noom

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    “Quasi-Steady Model of a Pumping Kite Power System”

    Accepted for publication in Renewable Energy, 2014.
  • U, Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “Feed-Forward Control of Kite Power Systems”

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol. 524, pp. 012081, 2014. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/524/1/012081.

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  • A. Bosch, R. Schmehl, P. Tiso, D. Rixen

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    “Dynamic nonlinear aeroelastic model of a kite for power generation“

    AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 1426-1436, 2014. doi: 10.2514/1.G000545
  • C. Jehle, R. Schmehl

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    “Applied Tracking Control for Kite Power Systems”

    AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 1211-1222, 2014. doi: 10.2514/1.62380
  • 2013

  • A. Bosch, R. Schmehl, P. Tiso, D. Rixen

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    “Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, Flight Dynamics and Control of a Flexible Membrane Traction Kite”

    . In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.)

    “Airborne Wind Energy”

    Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_17.

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  • J. Breukels, R. Schmehl, W.J. Ockels

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    “Aeroelastic Simulation of Flexible Membrane Wings based on Multibody System Dynamics”

    In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.) “Airborne Wind Energy”. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_16.

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  • U. Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “Model-Based Efficiency Analysis of Wind Power Conversion by a Pumping Kite Power System”

    In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.) “Airborne Wind Energy”. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_14.

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  • R. Schmehl, M. Noom, R. van der Vlugt

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    “Traction Power Generation with Tethered Wings”

    In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.) “Airborne Wind Energy”. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_2.

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  • R. van der Vlugt, J. Peschel, R. Schmehl

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    “Design and Experimental Characterization of a Pumping Kite Power System”

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    In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.) “Airborne Wind Energy”. Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7_23.

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  • U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.)

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    “Airborne Wind Energy”

    Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39965-7
  • 2012

  • U. Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “Design of a Distributed Kite Power Control System”

    2012 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3-5 October 2012.

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  • U. Fechner, R. Schmehl

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    “High level control and optimization of kite power systems”

    8th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, Zurich, Switzerland, 12-13 September 2012.

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  • R. Schmehl

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    “Kiting for Wind Power”

    Wind Systems, No. 7, pp.36-43, 2012.
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  • R. Schmehl

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    “Large-Scale Power Generation with Kites”

    Leonardo Times – Journal of the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, No. 1, pp. 21-22, 2012.

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  • J.H. Baayen, W.J. Ockels

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    “Tracking control with adaption of kites”

    IET Control Theory & Applications. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 182-191, 2012. doi: 10.1049/iet-cta.2011.0037
  • 2011

  • S.G.C. de Groot, J. Breukels, R. Schmehl, W.J. Ockels

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    “Modeling Kite Flight Dynamics Using a Multibody Reduction Approach”

    AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1671-1682, 2011. doi: 10.2514/1.52686
  • R. Schmehl

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    “Die Kraft des Drachens, Antwort auf Leserbrief”

    Erneuerbare Energien, No. 9, p. 133, 2011.

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  • R. Schmehl

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    “Die Kraft des Drachens”

    Erneuerbare Energien, No. 8, p. 64-69, 2011.

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  • R. Schmehl

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    “Kite Power Technologie”

    Windnieuws, No. 2, pp. 22-24, 2011.

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  • E.J. Terink, J. Breukels, R. Schmehl, W.J. Ockels

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    “Flight Dynamics and Stability of a Tethered Inflatable Kiteplane”

    AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 503-513, 2011. doi: 10.2514/1.C031108
  • J. Breukels

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    “An engineering methodology for kite design”

    PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2011.

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  • 2010

  • A. de Wachter

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    “Power from the skies – Laddermill takes Airborne Wind Energy to new heights”

    Leonardo Times – Journal of the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, No. 4, pp. 18-20, 2010.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “A Multi-Body System Approach to the Simulation of Flexible Membrane Airfoils”

    Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio (AIDAA), Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 119-134, 2010.

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  • 2009

  • R.F. Verheul, J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “Material selection and joining methods for the purpose of a high-altitude inflatable kite”

    AIAA 2009-2338, 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, USA, 4-5 May 2009.

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  • 2008

  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Optimal Crosswind Towing and Power Generation with Tethered Kites”

    AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2008. doi: 10.2514/1.30089
  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

    : “Analysis of complex inflatable structures using a multi-body dynamics approach”

    AIAA-2008-2284, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, USA, 7-10 April 2008.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Nonlinear Control and Estimation of a Tethered Kite in Changing Wind Conditions”

    AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008. doi: 10.2514/1.31604
  • B. Lansdorp, R. Ruiterkamp, P. Williams, W.J. Ockels

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    “Long-Term Laddermill Modeling for Site Selection”

    AIAA-2008-6690, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 August 2008.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Modeling, Simulation, and Testing of Surf Kites for Power Generation”

    AIAA 2008-6693, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18-21 August 2008.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Modeling of Optimal Power Generation using Multiple Kites”

    AIAA 2008-6691, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18-21 August 2008.

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  • 2007

  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Laddermill sail – a new concept in sailing”

    International Conference on Engineering Technology (ICET 2007), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-14 December 2007.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Robust Control of Laddermill Wind Energy System”

    Wind Power Shanghai Conference, Shanghai, China, 1-3 November 2007.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Comparison of two mathematical models of the kite for Laddermill sail simulation”

    IAENG World Congress of Engineering Computer Science, San Francisco, CA, USA, 24-26 October 2007.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Flight Control of the High Altitude Wind Power System”

    7th Conference on Sustainable Applications for Tropical Island States, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, 3-6 June 2007.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “A multi-body dynamics approach to a cable simulation for kites”

    Asian Modelling and Simulation (AsiaMS2007), Beijing, China, 8-10 October 2007. [pdf]
  • B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Design and construction of the 4kW groundstation for the laddermill”

    7th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2007), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 29-31 August 2007.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Modeling and Control of a Kite on a Variable Length Flexible Inelastic Tether”

    AIAA 2007-6705, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, USA, 20-23 August 2007.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Optimal Trajectories for Tethered Kite Mounted on a Vertical Axis Generator”

    AIAA 2007-6706, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, USA, 20-23 August 2007.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Flexible Tethered Kite with Movable Attachment Points, Part II: State and Wind Estimation”

    AIAA-2007-6629, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, USA, 20-23 August 2007.

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  • P. Williams, B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Flexible Tethered Kite with Movable Attachment Points, Part I: Dynamics and Control”

    AIAA-2007-6628, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, USA, 20-23 August 2007.

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  • B. Lansdorp, R. Ruiterkamp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Towards Flight Testing of Remotely Controlled Surfkites for Wind Energy Generation”

    AIAA-2007-6643, AIAA Modelling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC, USA, 20-23 August 2007.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “Numerical and Experimental Results of the Airflow in the Delft University KiteLab”

    AIAA 2007-3922, 25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Miami, FL, USA, 25-28 June 2007.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “Design of a large inflatable kiteplane”

    AIAA 2007-2246, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 23-26 April 2007.

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  • J. Breuer, W.J. Ockels, R.H. Luchsinger

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    “An inflatable wing using the principle of Tensairity”

    AIAA 2007-2117, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 23-26 April 2007.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Stability of Optimal Solutions: Multi- and Single-Objective Approaches”

    1st IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM 2007), Honolulu, HI, USA, 1-5 April 2007.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “Past, present and future of kites and energy generation”

    Power and Energy Systems Conference 2007, Clearwater, FL, USA, 3-5 January 2007.

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  • 2006

  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J. Ockels

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    “Flight control and stability of a multiple kites tethered system”

    Renewable Energy 2006, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, 9-13 October 2006.

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  • W.J. Ockels, R. Ruiterkamp, B. Lansdorp

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    “Ship propulsion by Kites combining energy production by Laddermill principle and direct kite propulsion”

    Kite Sailing Symposium, Center for Wooden Boats/South Lake Union, Seattle, WA, 28-30 September 2006.

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  • B. Lansdorp, P. Williams

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    “The Laddermill – Innovative Wind Energy from High Altitudes in Holland and Australia”

    Global Windpower 2006, Adelaide, Australia, 18-21 September 2006.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J.Ockels

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    “Problem of Pareto-Optimal Control for a High Altitude Energy System”

    9th World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC IX), Florence, Italy, 19-25 August 2006.

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  • A.R. Podgaets, W.J.Ockels

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    “Three-dimensional simulation of a Laddermill”

    3rd Asian Wind Power Conference (WindPowerAsia2006), Beijing, China, 28-30 June, 2006.

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  • B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Design and construction of a 2 kW Laddermill groundstation”.

    Wind Power Asia 2006, Beijing, China, 28-30 June 2006.
  • 2005

  • J. Breukels

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    “ASSET and the world of kites”

    Leonardo Times – Journal of the Society of Aerospace Engineering Students ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, No. 4, pp. 12-13, 2005.

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  • J. Breukels, W.J. Ockels

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    “Tethered kiteplane design for the Laddermill project”

    4th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition 2005, Melbourne, Australia, 2-5 November 2005.

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  • B. Lansdorp, B. Remes, W.J. Ockels

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    “Design and testing of a remotely controlled surfkite for the Laddermill”

    4th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition 2005, Melbourne, Australia, 2-5 November 2005.

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  • B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Design of a 100 MW laddermill for wind energy generation from 5 km altitude”

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    7th World Congress on Recovery, Recycling and Re-Integration, Peking, China, 25-29 September 2005.

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  • B. Lansdorp, W.J. Ockels

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    “Comparison of concepts for high-altitude wind energy generation with ground based generator”

    2nd China International Renewable Energy Equipment & Technology Exhibition and Conference, Beijing, China, 25-27 May 2005.

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  • 2004

  • W.J. Ockels, B. Lansdorp, J. Breukels, G. Spierenburg

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    “The Laddermill: work in progress”

    European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition, London, UK, 22-25 November 2004.

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  • 2001

  • W.J. Ockels

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    “Laddermill, a novel concept to exploit the energy in the airspace”

    Aircraft Design, Vol. 4, No. 2-3, pp. 81-97, 2001. doi: 10.1016/S1369-8869(01)00002-7
  • 1999

  • J.P. Meijaard, W.J. Ockels, A.L. Schwab

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    “Modelling of the dynamic behaviour of a laddermill, a novel concept to exploit wind energy”

    3rd International Symposium on Cable Dynamics, Trondheim, Norway, pp.229-234, 16-18 August 1999.

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