2009 new name for a creative inventor who is contributing to AWECS
Ivan Argatov, and Risto Silvennoinen
Dec. 7, 2009, symposium at TU Delft, Netherlands
13:30 Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Wubbo Ockels
13:45 ASSET Kite Power R&D Agenda Dr.-Ing.
14:15 Flight Dynamics of the Kiteplane
Edwin Terink, BSc
14:45 Dynamic Modeling of an Arc-Shaped Surfkite
Stefan De Groot, BSc
15:30 Multibody Kite Dynamic Model Jeroen
16:00 Aerodynamic Analysis of a Ram-Air Wing
Aart de Wachter, MSc
16:30 Measuring Kite Dynamics Barend
Conference: High Altitude Wind Power (HAWP)
Anticipated attendees, so far, at a coming November 5 and 6, 2009,
in Chico and Oroville California conference first annual High Altitude Wind
Power Conference: The HAWP attendees will be invited to hear
presentations and take part in discussions; the activity will be in two venues,
first as part of the This Way to
Sustainability V Conference November 5-8, 2009; after HAWP presentations
on November 5th from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon, attendees will move to an event
Center in Oroville, to be declared soon on a website where registration may
occur online. [ED: It is not clear to me
about whether or not the registration for the main university conference
suffices or not for the HAWP
situation; explore details to confirm for yourself what the deal is; we will
publish details as they arrive.]]
PJ Shepard, Technical Marketing Engineer, Sky WindPower, Oroville CA
Joseph A. DiPalo
Consultant for EnergyKiteSystems.net
Lloyd I. Biscomb US Pat. 4309006
- Filed Jun 4, 1979 Approved on Jan. 5, 1982. "Tethered
airfoil wind energy conversion system" TAWECS
William J. Mouton, Jr. US Patent 4166596
Airship Power Turbine
David F. Thompson
Filed Apr. 28, 1978 Issued Sep. 4, 1979
Report on September 30, 2009: not currently pursuing airborne
approach. However, their ground-based OTT is interesting and may provide
some ideas for airborne researchers: See
orbital track turbine ]
Doug Selsam. SkySerpent
SkySerpant SuperTurbine See vids and
NOTICE. Torsion using set of bladed turbines driving
ground generator; AWE system lifter by balloons and parachute; same could be
lifted by kite or kytoon or combinations of lifters.
Trevor Clark Jonny Hayworth Charles Clear Chris Gentile Samantha Brovko
Google.org invested $15 million to support R&D on high-altitude wind energy extraction technologies aimed at producing utility-scale power cheaper than coal.
Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc. Smart grid needed now. And
energy efficiency as resource now. Performance-based standards for energy
efficiency. Plug-in hybrids. Smart meters for homes. Open systems. Open
standards. Fund university R& D. Patent reform. Energy...need to get it
right. Engagement. Encourage debate. Embrace all. Use the crowds.
Vid1 Vid2(48 MIN)
JoeBen Bevirt Joby Energy in Santa Cruz ArchanPadmanabhan Ref1
Scheduled to speak at HAWP 2009 for Joby Energy.
Gal Pri-Paz, Netanya, Israel Uzi Ezra Havosha, Tel Aviv, Israel
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Dr. Jitendra Goela (several kite research papers)
David Hammond ShepardHigh Altitude Wind Power. Mission: "To convert the power in high altitude winds into clean energy for a better world.TM " "Sky WindPower" "Sky WindPower Corporation" A continuation of Bryan Roberts' concepts on flying wind generator using lofted generators producing electricity from rotary-wing kites is a focus of Sky Windpower.
Miles L. Loyd --- Crosswind Kite Power by Miles L. Loyd Crosswind kite power (for large-scale wind power production) LOYD, M.L., California, Univ., Livermore Journal of Energy 1980 0146-0412 vol.4 no.3 (106-111)
Optimal Control of Towing Kites
Houska, B.; Diehl, M. Decision and Control, 2006 45th IEEE Conference on Volume , Issue , 13-15 Dec. 2006 Page(s):2693 - 2697 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/CDC.2006.377210 Summary: In this paper we present a challenging application of periodic optimal control. A kite that is towing a ship into a given target direction should fly optimal loops. We show how to find the maximum average tractive force by controlling the roll angle of the towing kite taking into account that the wind is increasing with the altitude over the sea. The optimal control problem for this highly nonlinear and unstable system has periodicity constraints, free initial values, and a free cycle duration. For its solution, we use MUSCOD-II, an optimal control package based on the direct multiple shooting method. Finally, we discuss the influence of an important design parameter, the effective glide ratio of the kite. »View citation and abstract
$2250 Kite Wind Power Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This grant funds research of kite power generation in a project to develop a tethered kite model that will extract energy from the wind. Kites will be designed, built, and tested at a high altitude where the wind blows continually and reliably. In addition, grantees will sponsor a kite design competition during Temple University’s Engineers Week (February 19-23, 2008) for high school and college participants. Reference
Dave CulpKiteShip (tm). Kite master. Inventor. Surface of Mars. Articles Kite leader. Kite Ship corporation. Advisor: EnergyKiteSystems.net Speedsailing. Former contract with Makani Power, Inc.. KiteLift (tm) consultant. Dean Jordan
Saul GriffithArticle1 "The 33-year-old learned he'd won a 2007 MacArthur Fellowship, the no-strings-attached "genius grants" of $500,000 over five years." Co-founder of Makani Power, Inc.President and Chief Scientist at Makani Power, Inc. See: "Wind team" at Makani Power, Inc. [a major player in the commercial kite power field]. Kite surfing innovator.
Don Montague Co-founder of Makani Power, Inc.
Scheduled to speak at HAWP 2009 for Makani Power.
Pete Lynn, Jr.
Decimo "Dudu" Mazzocato
John Borsheim American Test Engineering Corporation (ATEC) in Austin, Texas.
KiteGenerator development.. Gearless AWE.
Dave Santos (artistic aerospace robotics explorer with daring ecological-innovation habits.). KiteLab. FlipWing
Soft WingMill Soft Wing Mill
TTKS Tripod Tethered Kite System
[master mechanic from heavy machinery to bikes,
with experience in wildland firefighting that he is applying to kite
fire-fighting (& irrigation). He is daily advancing kite tech volunteering at
KiteLab, Ilwaco, Washington]
Gianni Vergnano USPTO Application #:
20080185480 Xerces Blue
Keri Schneirla, a Marketing Specialist at Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory arranged for an interview with Dr. Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist
from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford
University after his presentation at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on
March 17, 2009.
Magenn Power, Inc. Magenn Power's MARS Site. Fred Ferguson is CTO. Magenn Power's MARS is a Wind Power Anywhere™ offering to energy kite systems using rotating lighter-than-air kytoon lifters and in-kytoon generators with electricity sent down a conductor.
Frederick D. Ferguson. USPat 7335000
Mac Brown (COO), Matthew Wilkins, Jeffrey Ferguson, Dale George, Thomas
Tony Asterita, Axel Doerwald, Uncle `Buck` Ross, Fred Ferguson (CTO), Donald
Pierre Rivard (CEO), Bruno Doerwald, Chris Dawes (UK), Barry Monette, Mike
Anthony Pizarro, Angela Faulkner, and Jason Hatcher
Taras Kiceniuk, Jr. D0576541 Regenerative soaring.
Taras Kiceniuk (Senior) Patent number: 3118639 Filing date: Dec 5, 1961 Issue date: Jan 1964 [ED: morph foils of kites and paravanes via his methods ...in order to achieve motion and forces for generating electricity.]
SEA GLIDER HAVING A HYDRO-TURBINE TO HARNESS THE KINETIC ENERGY OF MOTION THROUGH THE WATER International Patents applied for by Robert D. Hunt
Brooks Coleman advancing on some generators for kite systems
and testing systems.
Gary Dean Ragner
Patent number: 6523781 Filed date: Aug 29, 2001 Issued: Feb 25, 2003 Application number: 9/941,337Axial-mode linear wind-turbine. A wind harnessing system using a
plurality of self supporting airfoil kites 50 for production of useful power.
Gaylord G. Olson
Howard G. Carpenter 593141655336946254034 "Kite Electricity Development Company" Participated 8/28/01 in a California workshop on energy.
Bill Bigge CCNR Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Allister Furey of the University of Sussex. Home web A. D. J. Furey
Kite energy researcher.
Furey, A.D.J. and Harvey, I. (2008). Adaptive Behavioural Modulation and Hysteresis in an Analogue of a Kite Control Task. In proc of Simulation of Adaptive Behaviour (in print)pre-print PDF
Furey, A.D.J. and Harvey, I. (2008).'Robust Adaptive Control for Kite Wind Energy Using Evolutionary Robotics'. Biological Approaches to Engineering, pages 117-120. Southampton, UK.PDF
Furey, A.D.J. and Harvey, I. (2007). Evolution of Neural Networks for Active Control of Tethered Airfoils. In Almeida e Costa, F., Rocha, L.M., Costa, E., Harvey, I. and Coutinho, A., editors, Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Artificial Life, pages 746-756. Springer. PDF.
Past, Present, and Future of Kites and Energy GenerationAbstract: Kites have been known to man for thousands of years. Their invention is somewhat of a mystery in itself. Kites have played major roles in art, religion and science. But even after thousands of years, the kite as a flying object has seen a relatively small amount of scientific research. Compared with another popular flying object, the airplane, it seems to have seriously lagged behind in the last 100 years. Using kites for energy generation would seem like a viable way to tap into the energy contained within the winds at high altitude. The Laddermill is a project at the Delft University of Technology, which envisions this very thing. But in the design of the Laddermill, it becomes more and more apparent that the scientific research of kites has lagged behind. This paper will go into the reasons for this, and will attempt to lay down a path through which kites can mature and become a serious player in the energy generation sector.
Stanford University (Where Francis M. Rogallo receive his aeronautical engineering degreed) is involved in kite power. "Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institution, has estimated that the total energy contained in wind is 100 times the amount needed by everyone on the planet. But most of this energy is at high altitude." Clip from here.
Grant Calverley [ED: VirtualWiki of EnergyKiteSystems.net has been started ...via the synergy of Grant Calverley. ] http://www.sanjuantimberframes.com/ Exploring laddermill method. Active on the kite field. .
The large future kytoon systems harvesting energy from the wind will employ the services of engineers from very many disciplines. We invite departments from universities to consider having a representative receiving notices once a month from EnergyKiteSystems. Subscribe@EnergyKiteSystems.net
Dries Visser from Design of Aircraft and Rotorcraft Chair
David H. Shepard David Hammond Shepard Obit. wikiPatent 4659940 "The dream was that enough electricity could be generated from high-flying windmills to more than meet the world’s present needs without carbon emissions."
Manfred Morari "head of the Automatic Control
Laboratory at ETH Zurich in Switzerland."
Bernhard Hoffschmidt of the Solar-Institute Jülich at Aachen
University in Germany
Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist with the Department of Global Energy of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
Mathematical Modeling of the Pumping Kite Wind Generator: Optimization of the Power Output Oct. 31, 2008 Joachim Krenciszek ____ Team Leader. TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Saheed Ojo Akindeinde ____ TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Hans Braun ____ TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Clement Marcel ____ University of Joseph Fourier, France Eric Okyere ____ Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Dr. Ivan Argatov ____ Instructor. Tampere University of Technology, Finland