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Automatic trajectory tracking control of kites

  title={Automatic trajectory tracking control of kites},
  author={Jorn H. Baayen},
In this thesis we present a novel solution to the kite trajectory tracking problem using an explicit control law. Compared to alternative approaches, such as model predictive control, our approach has three major advantages: a stability proof, ease of implementation, and minimal modeling requirements. The latter is especially important for control of flexible kites, which are hard to model accurately in a point-mass or rigid-body framework. Kites commonly have a single control input available… 

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