Line and line handling for kite systems dedicated to generating electricity  from the wind             (not yet comprehensive)

See also:   Line and line handling patents

Line design and choice is an essential aspect of having a kite system.  Kite systems will often involve winding kite line on drums and reels. In kite systems that generate electricity line winding occurs for several reasons. The design of safe and cost effective line handling assemblies is a core activity.    Open source illustrated essays are invited to be share to all.    News@energykitesystems.net   Successful large-scale kite systems dedicated to generating electricity will have effective line handling.  The challenges are definite. Patents for line handling keep happening because of challenges. Doing work by the kite system beyond just having a kite in the air or water teases the need for advanced solutions. A failure in line handling can doom the entire kite system. Safety is paramount. Reliability in operations is very important.
>>>> "chain is as strong as it weakest link" plays in kite systems in a big way.   Smart lines will give real time self-reports to observing robot programs that will smartly adjust the kite system for efficiency and safety. Inventory and use logs will play a part in professional systems. Nanotech will be bringing higher quality lines. Each type of line will have its best practices setting for handling such line. Robot line handling will be needed to reduce labor costs.

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  • The design and handling of the piano-wire kite line for the high-altitude meteorological observations (1749-1933) was a keen engineering process.
  • Birds and kite lines?
  • Kite lines and other aircraft?
  • Kite line accidents, injuries, fatalities, damages to infrastructure
  • The ideal of no-defect high-tensile lines is being explored in nanotech worlds.
  • Line on reels under tension receive many kinds of stresses that that affect the entire kite system.

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