David Gross (Committee Member), Marian Kazimierczuk (Committee Member), Kuldip Rattan (Advisor)
Master of Science in Engineering (MSEgr)
Fuzzy logic control of a Hyperloop is carried out in this thesis. Hyperloop is being described hypothetically as a fifth mode of mass transportation and is a registered trademark of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX). To inspire others to help in its development and make it a reality, the Hyperloop is being explored as open-source technology by SpaceX. In this thesis a near friction-less track is constructed and is fixed inside a tunnel. External fans are used to produce air pressure inside the tunnel to propel the vehicle down the track. Fuzzy Logic Control is used to stop the vehicle at a desired location. The objective is to stop the vehicle at various end point positions. It is assumed that the vehicle is traveling at or near the desired velocities before the Fuzzy Logic Controller become active. The results show that the Fuzzy Logic Controller is able to effectively stop the vehicle at or near the desired end point positions given a very dynamic and highly non-linear environment.
Department or Program
Department of Electrical Engineering
Year Degree Awarded
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