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Orbit control for a power generating airfoil based on nonlinear MPC

Gros, Sébastien and Zanon, Mario and Diehl, Moritz Orbit control for a power generating airfoil based on nonlinear MPC. In: American Control Conference (ACC), 2012, June 27-29, 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada pp. 137-142. ISSN 2378-5861. ISBN 978-1-4577-1096-4. (2012)

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The Airborne Wind Energy paradigm proposes to generate energy by flying a tethered airfoil across the wind flow. An essential problem posed by Airborne Wind Energy is the control of the tethered airfoil trajectory during power generation. Tethered flight is a fast, strongly nonlinear, unstable and constrained process, motivating control approaches based on fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. In this paper, a computationally efficient 6-DOF control model for a high performance, large-scale, rigid airfoil is proposed. A control scheme based on receding-horizon Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to track reference trajectories is applied to the proposed model. In order to make a real-time application of Nonlinear Model Predictive Control possible, a Real-Time Iteration scheme is proposed and its performance investigated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: 10.1109/ACC.2012.6315367
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Mario Zanon
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 10:57
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/4031

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