FUTURE SURFACE TECHNOLOGY

Technologies for future high speed inter-city ground transit systems are reviewed. The suspension systems considered are tracked air cushion vehicles and magnetic levitation using either attractive or repulsive forces. The non-contact propulsion techniques discussed are turbines and linear electric induction and synchronous motors. Characteristics summarized include clearances, inherent stability, suspension induced drag, necessities for high speed wayside power collection, safety, pollution, state of development and suitability for automatic control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 8-10 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Forum

    Brown Palace Hotel
    Denver, CO  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Atherton, D L
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM