A SURVEY OF PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR HIGHWAY CAPACITY PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT

The high-capacity personal rapid transit (HCPRT) system must operate with very short headways. To achieve safe operation at these headways, the propulsion system should meet certain uncoventional requirements. They include: 1) reversible thrust capabilities, 2) short response time, 3) peak thrust eceeding three times nominal thrust. These requirements were determined by analysis, computer simulations, and data provided by DOL/TSC, Five propulsion systems capable of meeting these requirements have been surveyed in this report. As background to the survey, several vehicle resistance curves were calculated for a "baseline" vehicle with assumed dimensions and weight. Four types of vehicle suspension methods were considered.

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    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kusko (Alexander) Incorporated

    161 Highland Avenue
    Needham Heights, MA  United States  02194
  • Authors:
    • Knutrud, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • ISBN: MA-06-0048
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0048-75-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-203, DOT-TSC-965
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1982 12:00AM