Applied Tracking Control for Kite Power Systems

  title={Applied Tracking Control for Kite Power Systems},
  author={Claudius Jehle and Roland Schmehl},
  journal={Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics},
  • C. JehleR. Schmehl
  • Published 25 June 2014
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics
This paper presents a tracking controller applicable to tethered flying objects, such as kites for power generation or towing purposes. A kinematic framework is introduced, employing definitions and terminology known from aerospace engineering, and is used for both modeling and control design. Derived from measurement data, an empirical steering-law correlation is presented, establishing a highly reliable connection between the steering inputs and the kite’s yaw rate, and thus providing an… 

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