The purpose of this report is to describe the redundant computing system design used for the current 1980 Phase II Morgantown People Mover (MPM) system. The redundant computing system is that part of the control and communications system (C&CS) consisting of redundant computer hardware and software and the special purpose equipment (SPE) used to interface the dual computing system to the rest of the C&CS system. The Morgantown project, which began in 1969, is an Urban Mass Transportation Administration program that provides a personal rapid transit system between the central business district of Morgantown, West Virginia, and the widely separated campuses of West Virginia University. The MPM system is an automated, two-mode (schedule and demand) transit system that consists of a fleet of electrically powered, rubber-tired, passenger-carrying vehicles operating on a dedicated guideway network under the redundant computing system computer control. Since the MPM system was developed in three phases, this report presents some historical data leading to the current design. The report also includes results of experience with the redundant computing system, plans for potential system improvement, and recommendations so that future system designers can benefit from the experience gained in developing the Phase II MPM system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Aerospace Company

    Automated Transportation Systems, P.O. Box 3999
    Seattle, WA  United States  98124

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rucker, J I
    • Hill, B J
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 159 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-36 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM