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Automated Hanking-On of WECS on Tethers and Assembly of Complex Lattices

The classic enabling method of flexibly putting elements on a kiteline is to hank them on manually. A key to many automated AWES will be the automated hanking on and off of WECS units (kites, FEGS, etc.) along a gangline. Such devices can be dispensed to and from containers and be hanked on by varied methods, such as pick-and-place robots, servoclamps, etc..

Similar methods allow dynamic assembly and disassembly of complex structures (nodes) as simple lines unreel and reel from storage spools.

CoolIP                       ~Dave Santos                 15Dec2011          AWES5081

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