ON THE OPTIMAL AND SUBOPTIMAL POSITION AND VELOCITY CONTROL OF A STRING OF HIGH-SPEED MOVING TRAINS

The study was motivated by the interest in developing a high-speed ground-transport (HSGT) system for the Northeast Corridor. The report contains general methods for controlling the spacing, velocity, and acceleration of individual vehicles in a tightly-packed string of high-speed trains. The control of vehicles moving in a string can be divided into four functions: The control of the starting and stopping operations; The injection and ejection of vehicles from the main guideway; The normal operation of a string of vehicles (far from stations) at essentially constant velocity and separation; and the control in emergency situations. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept. on Project Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Electronics Systems Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Athans, M
    • Levine, W S
    • LEVIS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM