Research thesis: “Stochastic Kite Control” – Department of Engineering Science, the University of Oxford 2011

Title:
Stochastic Kite Control

Author:
Joshua Sutherland

Date:
2011-05-24

Location:
Department of Engineering Science, the University of Oxford

Supervisor:
Dr. Mark Cannon

Abstract:
A linearized continuous-time wind-powered kite model, computed numerically from a nonlinear model, is discretised and used to develop linear feedback and predictive controllers. All controllers are derived mathematically and used to control both the linearized and nonlinear kite models which are subject to stochastic disturbance. Based on simulation results a control strategy is selected for implementation.

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