The worldwide status of Tracked Levitated Vehicle (TLV) technology and an assessment of its development, sponsored by the Advanced Technology Program within the Office of Research and Development in FRA, is presented here. This report along with a TLV Technology Workshop sponsored by the Office of University Research represent a continuing and coordinated effort by the Department of Transportation to keep abreast of the state of worldwide developments in this technology. The first chapter, entitled "An Overview of Worldwide Research Programs of Noncontacting Suspensions for Ground Transportation Vehicles", describes various maglev and air cushion suspension test facilities in use throughout the world. The second chapter, entitled "TLV Technology Status Report" discusses the status of the overall technology, in the judgment of MITRE/METREK. The purpose of this report is to place the worldwide research efforts in perspective as they address the outstanding technical problems as a whole. This will provide the reader with a tool for assessing target areas for future research which complement the ongoing worldwide efforts. This report uses the SI (metric) units.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • KATZ, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/01 Tech Rpt., MTR-7599
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54090
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM