Tames powerful forces: -Kitemill will manage to tame G-forces, so they can produce the maximum amount of energy with minimal costs and resources, compared with other forms of energy, says Gunnar Holm from partner Kongsberg Devotek AS.
Photo: Jørn Lekve, Kitemill.
It's very exciting and get working with Kitemill in its exploration of how we can best tame the enormous G-forces, says Gunnar Holm.
- G-forces are tamed when the Kite loops at high altitude, in extreme speeds, says engineer Gunnar Holm from Kongsberg Devotek.
Dealing with navigation and autopilot systems
He is one of Kitemills subcontractors and assists mainly with research and development as well as an product supplier. He has worked in Devotek Kongsberg since 2005 and has since 2015 worked in an approximately fifty percent position with Kitemill. He works together with Kitemill team with special navigation and autopilot systems.
Fun, and exciting collaboration with Kitemill and US company
- It's incredibly fun and exciting collaboration. We see a very good development how we can exploit the enormous forces at high speeds in the upper atmosphere. With good navigation and autopilot, the Kitemkill ready to tame G-forces, so they can produce the maximum amount of energy with minimal costs and resources, compared to other forms of energy, says Gunnar Holm. He participated in the trials of the systems in October and November 2015, when both the entire Kitemill team and founders of Transition Robotics Inc of the US worked together to perfect the technological solutions.
Kongsberg Devotek with long experience from 1980
Kongsberg Devotek has extensive experience and work mostly with product development for its partners. The original project team behind the company was established as part of Kongsberg Arms Factory in 1980, and their sought-after expertise has given the success and growth in nearly 25 years. Independence in 1992 and IPO in 1997 led to the firm was acquired by the German Shutter Group, Devotek still works closely with. Simultaneously with the employee takeover in 2001, the firm renamed - Kongsberg Devotek AS.