Samson, Jonathan and Katebi, Reza (2014) Multivariable control of a lighter than air system. In: 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2014), 2014-09-11 - 2014-09-13, Loughborough University.
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This paper describes the control theory behind a new group of wind energy systems known as Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES). The control architecture of a kite system and rigid body system is explored and this is then compared to a lighter than air system developed by Altaeros Energies. The plant model of this system is described in detail and the main dynamics of the system are outlined. This paper concludes with a simulation study looking at pitch and altitude control using a multivariable PID control strategy. This was developed using the Pettinen-Koivo method and tuned on a linearized model of the Altaeros System. Results show good tracking in both altitude and pitch set-points.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
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|Keywords:||airborne wind generation , PID control strategy, Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES), aerodynamics, PID tuning, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2014 11:22|
|Last modified:||05 Apr 2017 14:52|