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A methodology for design, analysis and optimization of a vertical take-off system for rigid-wing airborne wind energy systems
Niels Pynaert, Technische Universiteit Delft
"This research is focused on state-of-the-art analysis and review, sizing, design analysis and simulation of different vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system concepts applicable for airborne wind energy systems (AWES) launch mechanisms."
  • Abstract and option to view online or download     123 pages.
  • 2020-01-17
  • "to obtain the degree of Master of Science at the Delft University of Technology, to be defended publicly on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 13:00 AM"     [ ] How did the defense go?
  • "knee-sitter"                             [   knee-and-tail sitter  ]
  • "AWE aircraft"
  • "VTOL system mass"
  • "tilt-rotor concept."
  • "tail-sitter"
  • "quad-plane"
  • "target elevation angle"
  • "this research on mass analysis concludes that the knee-sitter concept is the concept of choice for the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system concept applicable for airborne wind energy systems (AWE) launch mechanisms."

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