Designing and Modeling of Airborne Wind Energy System

A. Adnan, Sikandar Khan

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A new class of wind energy conversion system known as Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) has been developed recently to produce energy from the natural resources. This technology uses tethered wings or flying devices to harvest wind energy at the layers of the atmosphere, which are usually out of the range of the regular wind turbines. AWES research began in the mid-1970s and has accelerated dramatically in the recent decade. A wide range of solutions were investigated as well as tested around the world. Several models have been developed around the world, and preliminary experimental results are already accessible. Practical prototypes have attained power levels of several hundred kilowatts, and manufacturers are striving for long-term operation in relevant settings. As a result, system reliability, modeling, and control have all become critical parts of system design. This paper examines the different techniques proposed to capture the energy of wind gusts, including models developed by institutions and companies. On the grounds of their overall design and structure, a categorization of such technologies is offered. The focus is on physical development of technologies that have been demonstrated and proven in real-world situations. In addition, prospective concepts that are likely to be adopted in the coming years are also taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 13th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665472357
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

Name2022 13th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2022

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  • flying devices
  • high altitude wind
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Aerospace Engineering


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