Development of Ryerson’s Hyperloop Pod Systems Using a Modular Approach

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 622)


Current modes of transportation tend to be slow or expensive or a combination thereof. The Hyperloop is the next mode of transportation that aims to shift this notion by being fast, and inexpensive after being commercialized. In order to drive a revolutionary change within the transportation industry to better interconnect cities, our work focused on the development of various Hyperloop pod systems using an innovative, and a modular approach. Modularity and standardization allowed for the rapid development of Hyperloop systems including MagLev and MagDrive systems for propulsion, mechanical and pneumatic systems for braking, and health monitoring and control systems for guidance, navigation, and control.


Hyperloop SpaceX Pod SRAD Modular Systems Propulsion Braking Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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