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Ram-air Wing Design Considerations for Airborne Wind Energy

  • Storm Dunker
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter provides useful reference information for applications using a ram-air wing for wind energy production, from the perspective of a Ram-air parachute background. A limited set of design considerations, as relevant to AWE, are discussed, including wing design guidelines, wing control and handling, scaling, and life of the system. The material herein serves as a reference to an AWE developer or user to educate and inform of additional possibilities using Ram-air wings or to prevent costly and time consuming experiments.

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AIAA Paper Wing Shape Trim Angle Drag Area Airborne System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A-Z Chuteworks LLCHoustonUSA

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