TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE RESEARCH PROGRAM STUDY REPORT

The system test program discussed in this report is to provide engineering data, verified analytical tools, and design guidelines for an attractive, high-performance public demonstration TACV and guideway system. The report examines the general qualities required of a commercial TACV system; the translation of these qualities into technology requirements; and the assessment of the state-of-the-art in regard to these requirements. In each deficient area, several alternative ways of advancing the state-of-the-art are examined. This basic work culminates in a clearer definition of the specific role of the TACRV. This role is then translated into specific experiment areas and instrumentation requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-183 177, PB-183 179 and PB-183 180.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Publication Date: 1969-3-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 69AT-1004
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-9-0004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM