Development of ac motor drives for rail transit car propulsion has centered on the induction motor with pulsewidth modulated (PWM) inverter control. Interest in the induction motor as a replacement for the series dc traction motor stems from the simplicity of the squirrel cage rotor of the induction motor. In this article, the short-comings of PWM inverter-induction motor transit car drive are examined. It is shown that the synchronous, or brushless dc, motor drive can provide performance exceeding both the PWM inverter-induction motor and the conventional dc motor in the transit car application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IEEE/IAS 9th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., 7-10 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Bourbeau, F J
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper IOD-75-57 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM