Problem of Pareto-Optimal Control for a High Altitude Energy System
, TU Delft
August 1st, 2006
The optimal control problem for Laddermill, a high altitude kites system for energy production is considered in this paper. The method of choice is a modification of Paretooptimization which is extended into optimal control making a mathematically new formulation that can be employed in a wide range of optimal control problems in the field of renewable energy. Flight of the multiple kite tethered system for energy production is considered. The controlling functions are the angles of pitch, roll and yaw. Objectives are maximal energy production and stability. All approaches used in this work have necessary mathematical grounding so the solution is obtained for original multi-objective optimal control problem and it is global. Practical results of this direction of research are programs for smart remotely controlled kites for high altitude energy system.