SELF-SYNCHRONOUS PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR RAPID TRANSIT RAILCARS - ADVANCED SUBSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. VOLUME II: DETAILED TECHNICAL DISCUSSION

Development of the Self-Synchronous Propulsion System was conducted under the Advanced Subsystem Development Program (ASDP), which is a part of the Urban Rapid Rail Vehicle and Systems (URRV&S) Program sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The Self-Synchronous Propulsion System was one of the advanced subsystems that had been identified during the Advanced Concept Train (ACT) proposal evaluation as showing outstanding merit, and was planned to be developed for evaluation by the Transit Authorities. The objective of the overall ASDP was to develop advanced subsystems suitable for application in existing or future transit cars. This report, Volume II, discusses the program technical effort, program scope, objectives, and background; summarizes the design and testing efforts and problem areas; contains conclusions and recommendations; discusses system functional characteristics, train performance characteristics, major component design, interfaces, and product assurance; covers developmental, major component and system level testing; contains a description of the changes made during system testing; discusses the status of the final configuration; and addresses unresolved problems.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 04 199049; Bulletin 8001. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E12, PB-298 769-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  United States  48090

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 421 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R78-14-VOL-2 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0026-79-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM