Multivariable control of a lighter than air system

Jonathan Samson, Reza Katebi

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Abstract

This paper describes the control theory behind a new group of wind energy systems known as Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES). The control architecture of a kite system and rigid body system is explored and this is then compared to a lighter than air system developed by Altaeros Energies. The plant model of this system is described in detail and the main dynamics of the system are outlined. This paper concludes with a simulation study looking at pitch and altitude control using a multivariable PID control strategy. This was developed using the Pettinen-Koivo method and tuned on a linearized model of the Altaeros System. Results show good tracking in both altitude and pitch set-points.

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Conference2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2014)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period11/09/1413/09/14
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Wind power
Altitude control
Three term control systems
Air
Control theory

Keywords

  • airborne wind generation
  • PID control strategy
  • Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES)
  • aerodynamics
  • PID tuning

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Samson, J., & Katebi, R. (2014). Multivariable control of a lighter than air system. Paper presented at 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2014) , Loughborough, United Kingdom.
Samson, Jonathan ; Katebi, Reza. / Multivariable control of a lighter than air system. Paper presented at 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2014) , Loughborough, United Kingdom.
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2014. Paper presented at 2014 UKACC 10th International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2014) , Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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