ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEERING CONTROLLERS FOR AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT VEHICLES
A study of steering control systems for Automated Guideway Transit Systems has been conducted which has included a state-of-the-art survey of steering control and an evaluation of vehicle dynamic models for steering controller design. The performance of a typical AGT vehicle using a mechanical reference steering system has been determined for direct proportional, partial state feedback and full state feedback steering controllers. RMS tracking errors and RMS vehicle acceleration levels are computed for selected vehicle controllers with the vehicle traveling on a mainline track described in terms of its random irregularity properties.
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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Shladover, Steven
- Fish, R
- Richardson, H H
- Wormley, D N
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Automated guideway transit; Automatic control; Curves (Geometry); Defects; Dynamics; Errors; Feedback control; Guideways; Intelligent transportation systems; Mathematical models; Position fixing; Railroad tracks; Roughness; Steering; Urban transportation; Vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Automated guideway systems; Guideway roughness; Track irregularities; Tracking position
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00147379
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-11-0023-76-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-MA-11-0023
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM