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Advanced Systems and Advanced Technology: a Summary of Ten Years of Advanced Research and Development by the Federal Railroad Administration

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1977
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Research Report, R&D
ABSTRACT: This document summarizes the advanced systems and advanced technology research done by the FRA over the last ten years. It is separated into two sections. The first section, Advanced Systems, contains the following parts: Systems Engineering, Tracked Air Cushion Vehicles, Tube Vehicles, Multimodal, and Suspended Vehicles. The second section, Advanced Technology, contains the following sections: Linear Electric Motors, Guideways, Power Conditioning, Controls, Obstacle Detection, and Communications. An appendix of active FRA programs is also included.