- Gábor Dobos
was the first human being to journey into
space, when his
spacecraft completed an
orbit of the
Earth on April
- GAKES generator-aloft kite-energy system
(differently electric generators are ground-based in KES)
- gallery line
- ganged tethers Have several
separate tethers; then guide or gang those tethers into a close trunk
arrangement. A loss of one tether in the trunk set of tethers leaves the
other tethers available for tasks.
- Galloping | gallop
- Gamow bag
- gangline, gang line, gang-line, "The
gangline is the series of ropes, clips, cables, and so on that attach your team
Kite Energy is so novel that we must
borrow or invent much of the language required to practice it. "Gangline" fills
a major gap in our nomenclature & refers to any kiteline along which multiple
kite elements are attached. The usage comes from dog sledding-
-- the line that runs between the dogs and connects to the object being towed.
Source: Alaskan Terms Glossary.
By means of a gangline, large numbers of scale-limited power or lifter kites
can be aggregated for utility-scale production. The term applies to many kinds
of kite trains, arches, and lattices. It is even natural to imagine
hierarchical dendritic "ganglines of ganglines", just as a tree branches
from trunk to leaves. Without ganglines, it is hard to imagine how we
could ever get the full potential out of kites.
coterie, train, stack, series, net, lattice, dragon, chain, tree, branching,
root system, matrix, dense operations,
- Gantt chart
- GASA Global Aeronautical
and Space Administration Founded by
- gas dynamics
- gas kite Carl F. Myers
"sky-cycle" was also called a "gas-kite" of circa 1900, as told in Popular
Science magzine, Vol. 58, page 617. ""The
sky-cycle, or gas-kite, is a hand and foot propelled air-ship, provided with
revolving screw-sails, vibrating wings, movable aeroplanes and universal
rudder—the object of the entire equipage being to test ..."
- gas separation membranes
- gas spring
- Gauss rating
- GBH Global Business Holdings
AirborneWindEnergy/message/9336 "fixed GBG"
- By "GBG" was meant "ground-based generator" after Fagiano and Milanese, but
I may have botched their exact acronym...
By "fixed GBG" was meant a ground generator that remains in place (rather than
vehicle-based), a feature advantaged by the authors.
- Contrast GBG with airborne-based generator.
- Groundgen AWES may have GBG in fixed station or mobile or moving station.
- GBW ground-based wind
- GDP gross domestic product:
How gears work.
- gearless AWE system see
- gearless designs
- gearless generation velocities
- gedanken experiment, gedankenexperiment
- GEHG ground-effect hang gliding
Generalized Tethered Object Simulation System :: David
General study link
"conceived by the author in 1982 to provide NASA with a tool to simulate
dynamics of combinations of space objects and tethers for flight safety
certification of the Shuttle Tethered Satellite System missions."
Subset of VRLA
- generation from crankshaft
- generation by direct torque
- generation in pumping mode
- generation site
- on-ground generation
- on-wing generation
- aloft generation, airborne generation
- on-tether generation
- both aloft and ground generation
- sheaved remote generation
collective ground generation
- generation phase
- generation rate
The ground-based generator may double-serve as motor for winching airborne
wings. | large annular diameter generators
See also: large annular
- generator fence, GeneratorFence GenFence
These fences may generate pumping or electricity at its base and/or via PV.
See FenGen and FenceGenerator
- generator-aloft kite-energy system GAKES
- generator cooling system
- generators from motors
The ground-based generator may
double-serve as motor for winching airborne wings.
- GEO Geostationary
- George Green
- geostrophic wind
- getting away and bringing back a kite
- ghost kite
- One meaning: frame without cover
- Another meaning: decorative or figure kite featuring ghost art
- Another: very invisible wing
- GHT Gorlov helical turbine
- gift kite, gift kites, Gift Kites, GiftKites
These are part of kite culture, to give a kite as a gift.
- gift wrap
- Canopy wing collapses and wraps around pilot or payload. Term used in
- Video of a gift wrap: Gift
Wrap Others have died being
gift-wrapped; this guy lived.
- Gimli Glider
- Gipe, Paul.
- girokite gyrokite giro-kite gyro-kite
- Giromill or H-bar See vertical axis Darrieus
At least one kite simulator is using git in its sofware development; see
FreeKiteSim. The development permits
- Aircraft using gravity to drive its body through a fluid with a non-zero
L/D deflection. Heavier than air gliders have positive L/D. LTA gliders may
have negative L/D relative to reference used in conventional gliding down as
- Those skilled in the attending arts see that a paraglider is a gliding
- Just the wing of a paraglider (sans essential tether and resistive set) is
not a paraglider type of glider when set in fluid stream; the wing is then a
- Just the wing of a kite is no longer a kite but a wing that is a glider
when set in fluid stream.
- Hang gliders are gliders. But there are gliders that are not hang gliders.
- There are gliders that are not hang gliders, not gliding kites.
- A sailplane is a glider
- A gliding parachute is a gliding kite and is thus a glider.
- It is nearly impossible for any parachute not to be a glider in part of its
flight, as perfect zero L/D is nearly impossible to obtain due to the slight
asymmetries that occur in real material parachutes designed for zero L/D; gusts
and vibrations will set up asymmetries that result in a non-zero L/D for much
of the flight of parachute. By default, aircraft meant to approach zero L/D are
- glider liner, gliderliner,
- glider powered windmill (oscillating kite-powered tensioned loop)
- gliding kites, n. "exciting new class of
kites knows as "Gliding Kites." Actually not new. Hang
gliders that hang the pilot or payload from a tether are gliding kite systems.
Canopy gliders are gliding kites. When the anchor of a kite system is
perhaps a human with hand control and the pilot controls the wing to go into
slack-tether, the tether may become the payload during a gliding episode, but
in that gliding episode, the drag or resisting of the hanging tether keeps the
gliding wing as a kite system, but with a moving falling anchor (the slack
tether). Indoor zero-wind kiting is being visited by gliding kites.
Kite energy is considering advancing the potential energy of the wing of a kite
system by way of tether timed tugs combined with wing controls; such efforts
may include a stepped-tow and stepped gliding in order to obtain a net climbing
of the wing or a keeping of the wing at a certain altitude.
Eddy kite glider. Canopy
paragliders are gliding kites.
- gliding kites, verb: Have the wing of a kite system go into
gliding episode. Or take the wing of a kite system and fully release the
tether, so the wing becomes a glider.
- Global Aeronautical and
Space Administration (GASA) Founded by
Wayne German, Dec. 31, 2013.
- Global Wind Energy Council GWEC
- global wind resources\
- gnuLAB3: October 1993 announcement:
- Goeggel, Geoff
Geoff Goeggel ...kite energy researcher
- Goela kite model
- Goela spring mechanism
- Gold Air Award for Flex-Wing Hang Glider
Flex-Wing Hang Glider Gold Air Award
FWHGGAA grown by the World Hang Gliding
Golden Age of Kite Power
Golden Spiral Turbine
Gold Star Angel Wings "Encouragement and praise for any attempt to fly
and touch the sky. Pleasing to the Lord and the Universe" by ShaneSoaring
- Goldstein, Leo
- drop-thread system adopted by Goodyear for inflatable
(investing in electricity derivable from kite
- Gordon, J. E.
Alexander M. Gorlov
the pulsatory torque issue by
using the helical twist of the blades."
- governable parachute
HDT Global is exhibiting its guided precision aerial delivery Systems (GPADS)
during Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi.
- GPS global positioning satellite device
- GPS-controlled kite systems
- Grade, Hans.
- gradient wind
- Graham's law
regarding effusion of gases
- grappling hook
- grappling line, grasping line
- grasping, grappling
- Kite systems may be used to fetch, grasp, grapple ...
- gravity catenary
- gravity plane
This may be part of FF-AWE
- gravity waves
- Greek and Roman mythology and wings:
- Green Wings
08/11/2010 - The team of "Green Wing" designed a wind turbine that generates
electricity using a kite. The
steering dragon that moves in up to 1000m altitude generated by a cycle of
extract and feed stream that can then be fed into the grid. The
advantage of Green Wing than normal wind turbines is the immense height of the
kite - in such heights dominate much more constant and stronger especially
winds. "Green Wing" is a
foundation project UnternehmerTUM GmbH, Centre for Innovation and Business
Creation at the TU Munich. In the
autumn, the company will be formally established. (Static)
- grid See also crash grid, crashing
grid, crashed grid, grid-synchronous alternative energy,
- grid-scale kite energy
- grid-synchronous alternative energy
- grid-synchronous inverter
- grid-tie inverter (GTI)
"grid-interactive inverter" Say that your KES is making direct
current electricity and you want to make alternating current conditioned to
send into an existing electrical grid that is based on alternating current;
then a GTI will be involved.
- Gries A. Van Gries
German citizen with AWES patent in 1937 application and approved in 1938
Improvements in or relating to Wind-driven Power Apparatus
A. Van Gries
Dr. Ing. A. Van Gries, of 72, Nussbaumerstrasse, Koln, Germany, a German
Application date: July 27, 1937.
Accepted July 20, 1938.
- Grimshaw Architect's Aerogenerator
- Grip, grips, gripping
- ground-based electrical generation gear
- ground-based generation
- ground-based sensing
See also aircrew and crew.
- ground gen, ground-gen
- groundGen AWE, ground-gen AWES
- ground sensors
GroundSpan is proposed as the missing extent term
ground station, kite system ground station, integrated ground station (IGS),
kite ground station,
- ground tracks
- ground unit (GU)
- groups discussing kite energy
- Growian This was an early large towered two-blade turbine
German wiki One commentator, "Despite its innovations Growian is
considered one of the greatest failures in the history of wind energy."
- GRP rod Confusion is
possible. glass reinforced plastic. Glass is not carbon.
Distinguish: graphite reinforced polymer rods where the "G"
is supressed to "C" for the "carbon" as graphite is a form of carbon.
"graphite fiber" is also sometimes used to refer to carbon
fiber or carbon
Perhaps more common for the carbon is to use the "C" as the CRP rod for carbon
reinforced plastic rod. Or CFRP for carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (or
carbon-fiber reinforced polymer
- graphite fiber rod
General Rebounding Pole by Rod Read of Windswept and
- guide rope
- guide-string, guide-line "guide-string of the
kite" (1902, patent by Wyatt)
- Guido Luetsch, Owner, NTS Transportsysteme GmbH, Berlin Area, Germany
Renewables & Environment, Current Shareholder and Managing Director at
NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH. NTS
- gun, guns in AWES?
- gust direction
- gust duration
- gust intensity, gust intensities,
- gust smoothing
- guy string
- guyrope, guy rope
Global Wind Energy Council
- gyrating lifting body
- gyrochute by Girard
- gyrokite, girokite,
gyro-kite, giro-kite, helicopter kite, gyrocopter kite , rotor kite,
autogyro kite, [Note: here we handle HAWT kites. Rotary kites
generally come in VAWT types, HAWT types. For VAWT kites see Savonius kites and
Magnus-effect kites. A kite system may have elements that are both VAWT and
- gyroscopic precession
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