As a result of the test bed/MERADCOM dc propulsion system optimization process, two configurations appear to be reasonable choices from a performance standpoint. The fundamental differences lie in the placement of the driver axle and electric propulsion system components. The rear wheel drive configuration is considered the optimum primarily due to a slight performance advantage. Highlights of both configurations are: Two speed involute tooth form electro-mechanically shifted transmission, 10:1 primary drive ratio and 5:1 final drive ratio; High capacity drum brakes with regenerative brake coupling; de Dion drive axle suspension with independent coil or torsion spring suspension on non-drive wheels (battery trays integral with suspension support frame); Radial construction tires; Four occupant interior capacity; 229-239 centimeter wheel base; Virtually no requirement for routine maintenance; Conventional occcupant safety equipment retained; Performance capability exceeds the requirements of the SAE; J227a schedule 'D' driving cycle with either 108 volt dc or 132 volt dc electric propulsion systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Barber-Nichols Engineering Company

    Arvada, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Blakemore, R W
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DAAK70-78-C-0055
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM