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Title: A novel Active Control of Trolleybus Current Collection System (ACTCCS)
Author: Chen, Min
ISNI:       0000 0004 8510 0683
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2020
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The trolleybus has been a popular public transport vehicle for more than a hundred years across the world. However, the typical features of double passive pantograph-booms with two-wire overhead line often creates complicated catenary webs (particularly at crossroads) and can result in easily de-wiring and arcing issues. In this thesis, a novel concept of Active Control of Trolleybus Current Collection System (ACTCCS) is introduced with actuator-controlled solo-pantograph and single overhead line (catenary formed by two wires fitted on a frame with enough electric clearance and creep) as well as electric (traction)-electric (battery or supercapacitor backup) hybrid (E-E hybrid) propulsion.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Active ; pantograph ; trolleybus ; control