Position: Research Assistant
Project Title: Flight Trajectory Optimization and Control for an Airborne Wind Energy System
Project Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Anna Prach
Project Duration: 16 months (with a possibility of extension)
ground- based power generating AWE system with a flexible wing (kite), in which power is generated using the tension of the tether.
1. Literature review on AWE systems, modeling and control aspects, flight trajectory optimization 2. Derivation of a mathematical model for selected AWE design 3. Development of a simulation model in MATLAB/Simulink 4. Flight control system design 5. Flight path optimization
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Strong background in dynamics, background in control systems.
Experience working with MATLAB. Good writing and verbal communication skills
Preferred qualifications: Background in flight mechanics. Experience working MATLAB/Simulink is preferred.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Anna Prach.
Office T-131, Email: aprachmetu.edu.tr