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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C., and Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Uniflo Systems Company

    Minneapolis, MN  USA 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Smoot, C H
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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