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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Errata sheet inserted.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shladover, S
    • Fish, R
    • Richardson, H H
    • Wormley, D N
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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