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To future developers of AirHES
The creation of the complex model allows already now to develop different prototypes based on the concept of AirHES.
But there are several additional directions for its further optimization:

  1. The Criterion of optimality X*sin(a)/Cx/Va can be significantly increased. As it was shown in the work of MIT, the theoretical efficiency of the mesh for receiving water X is determined mainly by geometric factors - the mesh step and the yarn diameter. The influence of the local drag coefficient CD (which is taken as 1.18 for the yarn) is insignificant here. At the same time, its influence on the integral coefficient of drag Cx and, consequently, on the criterion of optimality and feasibility study of AirHES can be very significant. This means that the fabric or mesh can be made not from a "cylindrical" thread, but from a profiled yarn, and have, for example, a wing profile, that can improve aerodynamics 2-3 orders of magnitude, reduce a rope strangth, and significantly reduce the cost of AirHES.

  2. New materials (for example, based on graphene nanotubes) can significantly improve the feasibility performance of the rope, which can now be performed only from a fairly expensive Dyneema. In addition, the price of Dyneema can decrease by an order of magnitude in mass production.

  3. Significant optimization by the Capacity Factor can also be achieved if the cascade scheme of AirHES is used with the lower artificial HPP.


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