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Battery cars on superconducting magnetically levitated carriers: One commuting solution
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Author and Affiliation:
Briggs, B. Mike(Boeing Aerospace Co., Seattle, WA, United States)
Oman, Henry(Boeing Aerospace Co., Seattle, WA, United States)
Abstract: Commuting to work in an urban-suburban metropolitan environment is becoming an unpleasant time-wasting process. We applied the technology of communication management to this commuting problem. Communication management is a system-engineering tool that produced today's efficient telephone network. The resulting best commuting option is magnetically levitated carriers of two-passenger, battery-powered, personally-owned local-travel cars. A commuter drives a car to a nearby station, selects a destination, drives on a waiting carrier, and enters an accelerating ramp. A central computer selects an optimum 100 miles-per-hour trunk route, considering existing and forecast traffic; assigns the commuter a travel slot, and subsequently orders switching-station actions. The commuter uses the expensive facilities for only a few minutes during each trip. The cost of travel could be less than 6 cents per mile.
Publication Date: May 01, 1992
Document ID:
19920018568
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 92N27811
Subject Category: ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Langley Research Center, International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology, Part 2; p 895-906
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Boeing Aerospace Co.; Aerospace and Electronics.; Seattle, WA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COST ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLES; RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; VEHICULAR TRACKS; FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS; RAIL TRANSPORTATION; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Langley Research Center, International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology, Part 2 p 895-906 (SEE N92-27788 18-18)
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