Stochastic Kite Control
Department of Engineering Science, the University of Oxford
Dr. Mark Cannon
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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