Olinger, David J.
The goal of this project was two-fold: to adapt the existing WPI Kite Power System to pump water, and to develop a new airborne energy system that harvests electricity from the wind using a turbine suspended from a large kite. A mechanical pump and a head simulation valve were successfully installed and tested on the existing WPI Kite Power System. A support frame for an airborne wind turbine was successfully constructed, installed and tested for use with a sled kite.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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