Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.


This project focuses on the continued design of the WPI Ferry Kite Powered Water Pump for use in developing regions with lack of clean water resources. Improvements of the system during this project include; design, fabrication and testing of two styles of ferry kites and multiple iterations of the ground system. Field testing was conducted on the new system, and basic operation of the ferry was confirmed. The new ground system was tested under laboratory conditions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

November 2017


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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