PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AIR-LEVITATED AIR-PROPELLED, PASSIVE VEHICLE PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM
An eight-passenger Uniflo vehicle was tested to 30 ft/sec on enclosed guideway through curved straight and switch sections. The following parameters were measured: ride quality, as 3 axis acceleration; noise emission as perceived by passengers and in area near guideway, vehicle acceleration and service braking, switch response time, levitation air flow and power requirements, propulsion air flow and power requirements, and performance and reliability between -20F and +90F.
- Prepared by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C., and Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Uniflo Systems CompanyMinneapolis, MN USA
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Smoot, C H
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 117 p.
- TRT Terms: Air; Air cushion vehicles; Automated guideway transit; Cost estimating; Estimates; Flow; Intelligent transportation systems; Personal rapid transit; Pneumatic equipment; Railroad transportation; Rapid transit; Ride quality; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Tubing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Air flow; Experimental design
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Automated guideway systems; Pneumatic lines; Rapid transit railways; Tube systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00092992
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-3
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-367
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM