In this paper, we present a fused flight dynamics and wake interaction modeling framework for arrays (farms) of tethered wind and marine hydrokinetic energy systems. The replacement of conventional towers with tethers necessitates a dynamic model that captures the flight characteristics of each system, whereas the arrangement of the systems in an array necessitates a wake interaction model. The integration of these components is unique to the tethered energy systems literature and is applicable to both airborne wind energy systems and tethered marine hydrokinetic energy systems. In the application case study of this paper, we focus specifically on arrays of ocean current turbines (OCTs), which are intended to operate in the deep waters of the Gulf Stream, adjacent to the eastern coast of the United States. In particular, we evaluate the dynamic performance and resulting projected energy output of an array of tethered OCTs, based on real Gulf Stream resource data from an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) located adjacent to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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