SYNCHROTRAC is a power control system that provides longitudinal control of vehicles by a unique method in which it distributes power to those vehicles. The vehicles are passive (control-wise) in that power modulation is accomplished by the vehicle's position within the traveling control section. Therefore, no on-board power modulation or communication equipment is required. The SYNCHROTRAC system can be readily employed in a wide variety of transportation applications. It is adaptable to the closed-circuit moving sidewalk applications that require slow capitive vehicles operating with small headways as well as to the independently routable dual-mode application that requires fast vehicles operating with small headways. The specific vehicle design can vary to suit a particular application requiring only that the motive drive be an induction motor providing the appropriate vehicle dynamic response, i.e., voltage and frequency versus torque.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special issue on ground transportation for the eighties.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Burke Jr, H B
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  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1974 12:00AM