MODERN CHOPPER PROPULSION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR RAPID TRANSIT APPLICATIONS WITH HIGH REGENERATION CAPABILITY

This paper describes a rapid transit propulsion system with the following features: minimum size and weight; minimum contactor operation for mode changes; maximum regeneration commensurate with system capability; a fixed-frequency crystal-controlled chopper; and separately-excited traction motors with flashover protection. The equipment has been thoroughly tested on a flywheel system with most rapid transit system characteristics either duplicated or simulated. A prototype equipment was installed on a Chicago Transit Authority development car and run on the GE Test Track in Erie, Pa. Over one thousand trouble-free miles have been run.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf Rec IAS 12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, R B
    • Williamson, D F
    • Stitt, T D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 417-427

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM