Transpac '84, the 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Propulsion and Control for Urban Transit, included discussions of interest to rail transit operators. Successful tests and operating experiences with AC traction motors and with AC and DC chopper controls were described. These systems have the potential for regenerative braking which can reduce energy costs. Steps must be taken to assure they are compatible with train and signal controls to assure safety and reliability, and avoid electromagnetic interference. Test programs for electromagnetic interference were described. The application of microprocessor technology to signaling is growing, permitting advancements over traditional block relay systems. Innovative technology discussed included magnetic levitation, integrated magnetic propulsion and suspension, and inductive power collection. Technology transfer was also discussed, along with the international market for rail equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

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  • Accession Number: 00390681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM