Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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