Plan for Development and Implementation of a Domestic Maglev Network

by Carl M. Sara, Martin Marietta Air Traffic Systems, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering


This paper discusses magnetic levitation (maglev) transportation technical requirements and methods of capturing associated requirements. Possible architectures and components of a domestic maglev network are introduced. Aspects of the development and implementation plan including schedule, recommended roles and responsibilities, and cost/benefits are reviewed. Finally, the paper addresses research and development technical, institutional, and financial, challenges.

Subject Headings: Magnetic levitation trains | Magnetic fields | Systems engineering | Architecture | Benefit cost ratios | Vehicles | Public policy | Research and development

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