ELECTRICAL FEATURES OF THE MORGANTOWN PROJECT VEHICLES, POWER SUPPLY, AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

The Morgantown vehicle electrical system, power distribution and propulsion system, and the control and communication system are described in the context of a demonstration program conducted by Boeing for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). The projected benefits of a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, building on the experience gained at Morgantown, are discussed with emphasis on benefits to urban areas through the use of automated electrically-powered systems. Some basic elements of economic analysis and system performance are included. Arguments are presented for immediate deployment of similar systems in urban areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Geiger, J K
    • Hess, W L
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 248-255
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1A-9
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM