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Airfoil-based solution for Vessel on-board energy production destined to traction and auxiliary services

Objective

The problem that will be the object of the project is the generation of electric energy on vessels. In the troposphere, the wind increases its velocity with the altitude and this velocity is also more constant. KiteVes solution is based on the on-board realisation of a wind-powered generator, capable to harvest the altitude wind and to efficiently convert wind power into electrical power. The kites will be equipped with sensors. The sensors will identify position, orientation and acceleration of each kite. The data will be transmitted to a control unit (placed on the vessel) which pilot motors (also placed on the vessel). Trough a cinematic chain and the two cables, connected to the kites, the motors control the fly of the kites. The motors are equipped with double effect drives, this way the same motors act as power generators. The main concept that lies behind this project is the application of emerging technologies in the field of energy production to the field of surface transport, with the main objective of performing the greening of surface transport itself by the implementation of technologies for an optimal use of energy. The main objective of the KiteVes Project is to provide an innovative solution to the electric energy supplying aboard vessels, available for the following purposes: 1. supplying energy to on board services and auxiliaries; 2. supplying energy for traction purposes on electric motors-powered vessels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SEQUOIA AUTOMATION SRL
Address
Via Xxv Aprile 8
10023 Chieri
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 505 388,60
Administrative Contact
Massimo Ippolito (Mr.)

Participants (9)

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 314 600
Address
Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Taddei (Prof.)
Modelway S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 840
Address
Via Livorno 60
10144 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Milanese (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 435
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 214 139
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elke Lammertyn (Dr.)
Haute Ecole ARC Ingénierie
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 270 708
Address
Place De La Gare 4
CH 2002 Neuchâtel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leonello Zaquini (Prof.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 539
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hartig (Ms.)
SVMtec GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 800
Address
Bergnelkenstrasse 7
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Detlef Bergmann (Dr.)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 242 100,40
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Kleeman (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 188
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alex Estevez (Mr.)