Cairo University | Nova Hyperloop Team
The Pod is 1361 kg including a single-sided linear induction motor for propulsion and air-bearing-slider mechanism for levitation. It uses a compressor driven by a 490-hp electric motor; DC batteries supplying power to the pod (converted to 3-phase high-frequency AC for propulsion); a steel structure; aerodynamic body with dimensions 1x1x4, and a GPS-aided inertial navigation system.
California State University, Sacramento | Hornet Hyperloop
The Hornet pod is a magnetically levitated, magnetically propelled battery powered pod. The Hornet’s structure is constructed with a welded aluminum chassis and a bonded aluminum skin to provide an open interior cargo bay. Passengers, cargo, charged batteries, compressed air, and coolant are loaded via a unique sliding tray which is quickly back loaded into the pod.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | Mustangs
The dream of the Hyperloop involves a highly efficient low friction levitation system. Our levitation subsystem strives to accomplish this by using a compliant style air bearing featuring an inflatable and pliable skirt that allows function under the tolerance conditions of the test track at high speeds and low pressure.
Carnegie Mellon University | Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop Team
The Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop Team has been focused on developing a scalable solution from the very beginning. The pod uses caster air bearings supported by an on-board compression system for levitation and relies primarily on magnetic solutions for propulsion.
Clemson University | CU-ICAR Hyperloop Team
The concept of magnetic levitation is used in maglev trains but the high cost remains as the big issue as the complete track has to be equipped with electromagnets. This is to overcome the aerodynamic drag. Our Hyperloop pod does not face the issue of aerodynamic drag and thus the electromagnets can be eliminated from the track and the pod can be levitated based on the attraction between electromagnets on the pod and the ferromagnetic track.
Colorado School of Mines | GLIDE
Our full pod design will consist of the following subsystems: geometry, levitation, braking, power, and sensor and communication. The levitation entails a system of air bearings (materials currently being tested) on a set of four skis on the undercarriage of the pod. The power will come from a series of pressurized tanks and/or compressor plus the propulsion from the SpaceX pusher. The braking system is made up of friction and magnetic components.
University of Colorado Denver | Team HyperLynx
Team HyperLynx will build an aluminum frame, carbon fiber shelled, magnetically levitated pod. The pod is 10 feet long; its profile three feet at max height; it weighs 500 pounds. Onboard are modular control systems, a 72VDC battery string, hydraulic brakes, and stabilizing wheels for both low and high speeds.
Cornell University + Harvey Mudd College + University of Michigan + Northeastern University + Memorial University of Newfoundland + Princeton University | OpenLoop
OpenLoop’s pod uses two airskates with active pressure control to provide a smooth ride, with a secondary suspension further protecting cargo from vibrations. A removable aerodynamic shell provides access for loading and maintenance, and a wheeled suspension with friction brakes handles takeoff and landing.