Installation of Active Noise Control and Active Vibration Control on Locomotive

This project evaluated the performance of active noise control (ANC) and active vibration control (AVC) technologies using a GP40-2 locomotive located at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) near Pueblo, CO, to determine the applicability of ANC and AVC technologies in the rail industry. Transportation Technology Center, Inc., provided support to Techno First SA engineers during the stereo recording of the engineer and conductor ear sound positions and tachometer signal during on-track operation of the locomotive pulling a freight train at TTC. It included curved track and ascending and descending a grade on the High Tonnage Loop at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Title on cover: Installation of Active Noise Control and Active Vibration Control on a GP40-2 Locomotive.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Technology Center, Incorporated

    55500 DOT Road
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001

    Techno First SA

    Parc d'Activites de Napollon
    48, Av. Des Templiers
    Aubagne,   France  13676

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Maguire, Daniel J
    • Luna, Steve
  • Publication Date: 2016-6


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-16/20
  • Contract Numbers: DTFR53-00-C-00012, TO 244
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 2:57PM