WIT Press


Active Control For The Pantograph-catenary System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940341

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

689 kb

Author(s)

A. Balestrino, O. Bruno & A. Landi

Abstract

Active control for the pantograph-catenary system A. Balestrino, O. Bruno & A. Landi Department of Electrical Systems and Automation, University of Pisa, Via Diotisalvi, 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy ABSTRACT In high speed trains a fundamental requirement is to ensure a regular current pick-up. Many types of pantographs are currently used and their modifications or the evaluation of new models is possible by computer simulation. Of course the performance of the pantograph-catenary system is highly dependent on the train speed. In order to alleviate the problems due to the introduction of high speed trains (shoe contact abrasion, dewiring or excessive oscillations of the catenary) an active control of the pantograph is proposed. Different control techniques have been analysed: contact force control, position control, hybrid force-position control and constant force control with disturbance compen- sation. The last techniques are more promising and can lead to very effective solutions. 1 INT

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