Tethers Applied to Aerospace Engineering

This team is dedicated to the study of aerospace systems involving tethers. It is part of the Aerospace Engineering Research Group at the Bioengineering and Aerospace Department. The activities of the team are organised along two research lines:

  1. Airborne Wind Energy
  2. Space Tethers

They are two active fields of research in Europe that are targeted towards a sustainable use of outer space by deorbiting space debris and the generation of clean energy by taking advantage of high-altitude winds.The research involves several branches of engineering and physics like dynamics of space systems, plasma physics, optimal control, mission analysis, and nonlinear dynamics and bifurcation theory in dynamical systems. The team has a broad experience in projects funded by the Spanish Government and the European Commission and participate actively in international consortia.