Alan Facchinetti

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The current collection for the traction motor of trains is obtained by means of a sliding contact between the overhead line (OHL) and the collector strips mounted on the pantograph head. As the train speed increases, the variation of contact force exchanged between the pantograph and the OHL, dependent on their dynamic interaction, becomes greater. This(More)
In the present paper an alternative way to apply active control on a high speed train pantograph is proposed. The control is based on two main concepts: the use the incident air flow on the pantograph as power source, and the application of the control force directly on the collector, i.e. where it is immediately required for the modification of the contact(More)
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