AUTOMATED CONTROL OF GUIDEWAY TRANSIT VEHICLES

An overview of the system control structure is presented, and attention is focused on individual vehicle longitudinal and lateral control. A longitudinal and lateral control system which utilizes a fixed guideway reference system has been designed, tested, and developed. The fixed guideway reference system is composed of guideway-mounted measurement markers and an inductive communication link which provides the means for vehicle state error measurement and control. Vehicle status information and longitudinal commands are transmitted to/from the wayside via the inductive link. In addition, measurements of the electromagnetic field surrounding the communication link are used to obtain estimates of vehicle lateral position error with respect to a prescribed path. These vehicle state error measurements are processed by an on-board vehicle computer, and the proper longitudinal and lateral control commands are generated and applied to the appropriate control equipment to effect the necessary longitudinal and lateral control responses.

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  • Pagination: p. 57-64

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 79CH1378-9VT Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM