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Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimisation

From 2015-01-01 to 2018-12-31, ongoing project | AWESCO Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 999 014,68

EU contribution:

EUR 2 999 014,68

Coordinated in:

Netherlands

Call for proposal:

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Objective

Deliverables

  • Electrical Drives course

    The electrical drive system including the electrical machine and back-to-back converter is one of the most important parts of an AWE system. However, many AWE researches have their background in mechanical engineering, aerodynamics and mathematics. This course shall provide a profound introduction to electrical drive systems in particular for participants without background in electrical engineering. The concepts of modelling and control of electrical drives and power converters are derived by starting with the basics of DC machines and boost converters followed by the theory of AC (rotating field) machines and two-level inverters. The learned concepts will be deepened by simulations and experiments in the student laboratory.

  • Scientific writing for scientists and engineers

    This course is intended for scientists and engineers with an interest in improving their skills in writing scientific documents including journal papers, conference proceedings papers, abstracts, reports, theses, and proposals. The course will be of particular interest to researchers and graduate students as well as to university faculty who want to improve both their own writing and that of their students. It will address elements of good writing in science and engineering, including standard practices, terminology, and formatting. It will teach attendees how to present information using properly structured sentences, paragraphs, sections, and chapters and how to organize experimental results and analysis in a format suitable for publication in the scientific literature as well as in reports, theses, etc.

  • Oral Presentation skills course

    The aim of the course Oral Presentations is to increase the ESRs oral presentation skills to a level that is expected in the world of engineering. The emphasis lies on acquiring general skills insights that ESRs need in different professional situations, with a wide range of presentation situations.

  • Project Management & Strategic Skills

    In this training course the ESRs are taught how to manage their PhD project. This will also provide them with effective strategies to manage time and self management.

  • International Conference 1

    AWEC is a yearly conference that will bring together energy entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, utility companies, project developers, academic researchers, and government institutions to discuss emerging technologies and challenges to commercialization. This conference will give ESR the chance to present and discuss wide spectrum of issues including developments in airborne wind energy technology, public/private investments in renewable energy, advancements in resource analysis and regulatory issues. This conference will help the ESRs to understand the socio-economic issues related to this emerging technology. The proceedings from this conference will be available in public domain.

Publications

  • Direct interconnection of offshore airborne wind energy systems
    Author(s): M. E. Salari, J. Coleman, G. Dooly, D. Toal
    Published in: OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Washington, 2015. Page(s) 1-8. 
  • Airborne wind energy
    Author(s): Eduardo Terzidis
    Published in: 14th Annual International Workshop on Environment & Alternative Energy (2016), 2016. 
  • Large Eddy Simulation of Airborne Wind Energy Systems in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
    Author(s): Thomas Haas, Johan Meyers
    Published in: Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017, issue 2017-10-5, 2017. 
  • On Robust Sensor Fusion of GNSS and IMU for Airborne Wind Energy Systems
    Author(s): Fabian Girrbach, Jeroen D. Hol, Giovanni Bellusci, Moritz Diehl
    Published in: Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017, issue 7, 2017. 
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations on Kites
    Author(s): Mikko Folkersma, Roland Schmehl, Axelle Viré
    Published in: Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017, issue 2017-10-05, 2017. 
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction of Inflatable Wing Section
    Author(s): M. A. M. Folkersma, P. Thedens, R. Schmehl
    Published in: The 13th OpenFOAM Workshop (OFW13), 2018. 
  • Towards Robust Automatic Operation of Rigid Wing Kite Power Systems
    Author(s): Sebastian Rapp, Roland Schmehl
    Published in: Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017, issue 2017-10-5, 2017. 
  • Airborne Wind Energy (Invited talk)
    Author(s): Hisham Eldeeb
    Published in: Invited talk presentation, 2016. Page(s) 66. 
  • Modeling of an airborne wind energy system with a flexible tether model for the optimization of landing trajectories.
    Author(s): Jonas Koenemann, Paul Williams, Soeren Sieberling, Moritz Diehl
    Published in: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France. 9-14 July, 2017, 2017. 
  • Operation of Direct Interconnected AWE Systems under Normal and Fault Conditions
    Author(s): Mahdi Ebrahimi Salari, Joseph Coleman, Daniel Toal
    Published in: Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017, issue 2017-10-5, 2017. 
  • Airborne wind energy - a review
    Author(s): Ebrahimi Salari, M., Coleman, J., Toal, D.
    Published in: 3rd International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials (ENEFM2015), 2015. 
  • On the optimal feedforward torque control problem of anisotropic synchronous machines: Quadrics, quartics and analytical solutions
    Author(s): Hisham Eldeeb, Christoph M. Hackl, Lorenz Horlbeck and Julian Kullick
    Published in: arXiv, issue arXiv:1611.01629v4, 2016. Page(s) 1-19. 

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 510 748,56


STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
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Participants

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 664 577,28


FAHNENBERGPLATZ
79098 FREIBURG
Germany
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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 263 659,32


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41296 GOETEBORG
Sweden
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 250 560


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 249 216,48


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
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UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 265 674,60


NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY
- LIMERICK
Ireland
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AMPYX POWER BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 255 374,28


LULOFSSTRAAT 55 unit 13
2521AL DEN HAAG
Netherlands
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SKYSAILS GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 34 613,40


Luisenweg 40
20537 Hamburg
Germany
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XSENS TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 255 374,28


PANTHEON 6A 8A
7521 PR ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
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ENERKITE GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 249 216,48


Fichtenhof 5
14532 Kleinmachnow
Germany
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Partner organisations

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Windeckstrasse 4
83250 Marquartstein
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NTS Energie- und Transportsysteme GmbH
Germany
Berlin
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Makani Power / Google[x]
United States
Alameda
United States
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Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing and Automation
Germany
Stuttgart
Germany
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Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
Germany
Bremerhaven
Germany
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