TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE SUBSYSTEMS ANALYSIS

The TACRV is composed of a body containing the cabin, equipment compartment and air supply engines, and a chassis which has ducts to distribute the air to the cushions. The vehicle has secondary suspensions between the body and chassis, and between the chassis and air cushions. Two propulsion modes are available, the Linear Induction Motor (LIM) Propulsion System and the Aeropropulsion System. This report describes the selection, sizing and installation of the air supply system air cushions, secondary suspension, braking system, environmental control system and electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems. The LIM, and TACRV electric propulsion thruster currently being developed under a separate DOT contract, is described along with its performance and salient features. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Grumman Aerospace Corp.

    Bethpage, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • SCHLOSSER, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 213 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PMT-B4-R71-08
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-00005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM