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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-202713.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    Aerospace Group, Automated Transportation Systems
    Seattle, WA  United States 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research, Development and Demonstration
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lang, R P
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 158 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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