MORGANTOWN PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT LONGITUDINAL CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN SUMMARY
Experience with the longitudinal control system used on each vehicle in the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System has shown that nonlinearities and variations in control system parameters can significantly affect performance if such characteristics are not adequately considered in the system design. A design summary is provided that documents this experience and emphasizes the important analysis and hardware design problems encountered. The performance capability of the final design is computed on the basis of analysis and test results. A description of the detailed nonlinear analytical model developed is included for possible use in future studies. Potential system improvements are described that may be the objects of future research and development.
- See also PB-202713.
Boeing CompanyAerospace Group, Automated Transportation Systems
Seattle, WA USA
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Research, Development and Demonstration
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Lang, R P
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Pagination: 158 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Braking; Electric drives; Location; Mathematical models; Personal rapid transit; Position fixing; Safety; Spacing; Speed control; Telecommunications; Traffic control; Urban transportation; Vehicles
- Geographic Terms: Morgantown (West Virginia); West Virginia
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic control systems; Synchronism
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00143202
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-23 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-994
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 26 1982 12:00AM