VEHICLE LONGITUDINAL CONTROL AND RELIABILITY PROJECT. A REVIEW OF AGT PROPULSION, POWER CONDITIONING, BRAKING AND POWER DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY

The report assesses the current state of the art of each technology. The review was performed to obtain top level information that can be used by system designers, specification writers, and regional planners as baseline considerations. The main sections of this report are: Section 2 discusses propulsion motor technology. It concludes information on both dc and ac motors; Section 3 discusses power conditioning options for converting guideway power to a suitable form for the motor being used; Section 4 presents the findings on electrical and mechanical braking; and Section 5 sets forth some power distribution and collection considerations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-300372, and PB-297129.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Otis Elevator Company

    Transportation Technology Division, 11380 Smith Road
    Denver, CO  USA  80010

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schumacher, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTIS/TTD/VLCR-064 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0148-79-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70048
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1982 12:00AM