The primary objectives of the Floating Turbine Design task are to:
1. Partially validate the coupled aeroelastic/hydrodynamic models developed by NREL.
2. Optimize platform designs by integrating more durable, lighter, hybrid composite materials.
3. Develop a complete design of one or more scale floating turbine platforms, capable of supporting a wind turbine in the 10 kW to 250 kW range for deployment at the University of Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site.