TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION SYTSTEM; TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE BASELINE DEFINITION

THE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IS A SMALL-VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION CONCEPT EMPLOYING AIR CUSHION PADS FOR SUPPORT AND SUSPENSION, LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS FOR PROPULSION AND BRAKING, AND CENTRAL COMPUTER CONTROL OF VEHICLE SPEED (60 MPH), HEADWAY (10 SEC.), SCHEDULING, AND ON-CALL MODE. THE TTI SYSTEM EMPLOYS ADVANCED COMPONENT TECHNOLOGIES BUT APPEARS TO BE TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE. DEVELOPMENTAL WORK WILL HAVE TO BE DONE ON THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, BUT ONE WITH LESS SPEED, GREATER HEADWAY, AND DECENTRALIZED CONTROL COULD PROBABLY BE IMPLEMENTED IN A SHORT TIME.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tpr 011, 19 PP, 2 FIG, 2 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Brown, S J
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00241406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1970 12:00AM