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.
- See also PB-300372, and PB-297129.
Otis Elevator CompanyTransportation Technology Division, 11380 Smith Road
Denver, CO United States 80010
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Schumacher, P
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternating current motors; Automated guideway transit; Brakes; Braking; Control devices; Direct current motors; Electric brakes; Electric power conditioning; Electric power generation and transmission; Electric power transmission; Electric railroads; Motors; Propulsion; Rapid transit; Traction; Urban transportation; Vehicle power plants
- Candidate Terms: Traction drives
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Electric braking; Electric power collection; Longitudinal stability; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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