Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J

Abstract

The goal of this project was to upgrade the current WPI kite power system that has been in development over the past several years. Modifications to this system include; use of more stable, larger sled kites, an upgraded gear shaft, a new mechanism to change the kite angle of attack and refined data acquisition tools. Refinements were tested in the field and the lab. Tests showed our sled kites would create enough force to lift the rocker arm, generating power.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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