ENGINEERING TESTS FOR ENERGY STORAGE CARS AT THE TRANSPORTATION TEST CENTER. VOLUME I. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND TEST SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the tests documented herein was to demonstrate the principles and feasibility of an energy storage type propulsion system, and its adaptability to an existing car design. The test program comprised four phases of tests on two New York City Transit Authority R-32 cars where the conventional propulsion system was replaced by an energy storage system. The four test phases were: verification of safe arrival, debugging procedures, performance verification tests, and expanded test program. This report contains test data collected during the performance verification and expanded test program phases. Testing was conducted at the DOT Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. The data was collected and processed in accordance with the General Vehicle Test Plan for Urban Rail Transit Cars.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available in set of 4 reports PC E10, PB-269400-PB-269403. See also Volumes II-IV, RRIS 04 167926-167928 respectively; RRIS Bulletin 7801.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

    2525 West 190th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90509

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CURRAN, W T
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-6-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-77-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-8381
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM