Accession Number:

AD0270234

Title:

CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR HIGHWAY TRAINS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J EXPERIMENTAL TOWING TANK

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results of a program to study and test systems to control the engines of self-propelled cargo units coupled into a centrally controlled trackless train that can operate under highway and off-road conditions are presented. The control systems tested included simple masterslave throttle or fuel rack control and complex feedback-signal control. A multiple-engine trackless train is feasible and can be built at the present state-of-the-art, provided a totally unsuitable control system is not chosen. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE