Discussed are the requirements imposed on an optimized propulsion system for this type of service. These requirements are then implemented by utilizing an advanced concept regenerative drive coupled to a d-c shunt or series motor. A generalized approach is evolved. It is shown that close analogy exists between a-c and d-c systems intended to fulfill the same requirements. The approaches differ mostly in the method of implementation, i.e., induction machine versus synchronous machine--PWM versus AVI power processor, etc. The paper thus projects the philosophy that advanced concepts and improved performance are not synonymous, as is often assumed, with the exercise of varying the method of implementation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

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    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90278
  • Authors:
    • BERMAN, B
    • GELB, G H
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00050056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1982 12:00AM