Airborne wind energy literature - January 2018

This is the current KiteX literature list that we have been using internally, we hope that it might be able to help new entrants into the field of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE). It should be possible to find the paper/resource based on the title mentioned. First a few especially interesting papers.

Literature review

Compared to the literature review Cherubini, Antonello, et al. “Airborne Wind Energy Systems: A review of the technologies.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 51 (2015): 1461-1476. Then this list also contains secondary literature like general flight control and general wind energy/off grid market information ect.

Getting started

For anyone getting started we would recommend reading Diehl, Moritz. “Airborne wind energy: Basic concepts and physical foundations.” Airborne wind energy. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 3-22.

Onboard generation

If you are paticular interested in onboard generation then you will find Kolar, Johann W., et al. “Conceptualization and multiobjective optimization of the electric system of an airborne wind turbine.” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics 1.2 (2013): 73-103. to be an excellent start. Also try to find articles by Florian Bauer on the topic of power trains.

Meta study

You can find the most significant contributions to the AWE scene in this meta study Mendonça, Anny Key de Souza, et al. “Comparing Patent and Scientific Literature in Airborne Wind Energy.” Sustainability 9.6 (2017): 915.. The amount of AWE patents has now reached 238 and the (proceeding and article) count has reached 199.

Airborne Wind Energy

Aircraft

Airfoil

Books

Competition

Competitors

Conventional WInd

Electrical System

Financial And Cost

Flight Control

Airborne Wind Energy

Control

Internal Measurement Unit

Learning

Math

Path Tracking

Positioning

ROS and PX4

Sensors

Life Cycle Assesment

Maintainence

Market

Case studies

Forest and Plantations

General

Grids

Irrigation and water supply

Islands

Mining

Offgrid and Hybrid Systems

Offshore

Repowering

Mechanical

Multi Rotor Design

Noise - Aerocoustics and propellers

Other

Patents

Policy

Power Electronics

Power grids

Take Off And Landing

Wind profiles