A rapid transit speed regulator is examined utilizing classical control theory and digital computer simulation. The transient response to velocity step input commands are examined under constraints placed on percent overshoot, steady state error, acceleration and jerk limiting. The effect of each constraint is examined for various weight trains. A means of loop compensation that will meet the desired design objectives concerning the transient response is then analyzed and simulated. A detailed discussion of both vehicle and motor dynamics is also presented.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Local transit--Automation; Electric controllers
Department, Program, or Center
Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)
Svet, Frank, "The design and analysis of a rapid transit speed regulator" (1973). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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