Three-Media Kite Systems
CC BY NC SA by kPower Start:
April 2, 2014
- Soil, water, and air is one sort of "three-media kite system" for
doing various works in Era K3. The lower wing set "flies" through its
dominant media to do works. The tether set "flies" through its dominant
media to do its works. And the upper wing set has elements flying in its
dominant media, perhaps air, to do its works. Other choices of
media for the three distinct media may be chosen. The
tether-separated "wing" sets so operate that the kiting principle is
sustained for the lower wing set and the upper wing set just as in
tethered FFAWE, but in more than one media, here featuring challenges
and opportunities when three media are involved.
- Notice that good works may be done in the wing-set realms (upper or
lower) or in the tether-set realm. For example, a tether might be
directly cutting or lighting or signaling or communicating or holding
- Recall that the resistive set (conventional anchor systems included)
may be of varied design depending on purpose of a particular kite
system; e.g. an anchor wing might by a hydrofoil while the whole kite
system moves relative to some fixed reference point, say some
- Note that conventional AWES use two media; the ground station is
using soil or ship or the like for the resistive "wing" set and air for
the upper wing set's media. However, analysis of "ship" and the
like, one sees the hull with paravaning involvement, and so water as
media for "flight" of the hull (and perhaps fin and foil vanes).
However, notice that in conventional tethered FFAWE: only one media is
used, say air. Or just water for paravane FFAWE.
- Recall that wing sets, tether sets, reactive-wing sets may consist
of many units within an integrated single kite system. And then kite
farming may extend actions and service..
- Works? Clearing, cleaning, guarding, cutting, energy
production, fetching, mining, fishing, and more.
River, air, land: Have paravane flying in the river. Have the
tether set share river water and air. Have soil kite "flying" in soils
proximate to the river. Two choices here:
== 1. Have just soil wing on the land and just tether in the air-water
share while paravane in river flow.
== 2. Or have both a soil-wing set involved as well as a branched air-wing
set involved while still having the tether set in the air-water media to
the river-flow-reacting wing set in the water.
Ice, water, air: Here some options:
One may explore "four" media for one kite system. Or more than four
media. Such extensions are meant to be included in this teaching.
E.g. a tether set of a kite system may find through status within soil,
air, water, oil, soup, gravel, plasma, glass, ice, steam, lava, liquid
nitrogen, trash, plants, etc. Similarly for the action space of wings at
either end of tethers. A kite system with branchings allows action within
different spaces at the same time.
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