Delft University of Technology | Delft Hyperloop
Eight passengers are contained in a lightweight skin-stiffened CFRP pressure vessel with an aerodynamic shape. A
passive electrodynamic suspension levitates the vehicle at a few centimeters height without using on-board power.
Fail-safe batteries power the control and communications, while passive eddy-current brakes are automatically
actuated at a loss of control.
Diablo Valley College | Z-Typhon
Team Z-Typhon is presenting a pod designed with several innovative concepts: a folded air sleeve that allows air to pass through a structurally rigid assembly thereby eliminating conventional structural bulkheads and spars; a ring motor for the drive of the front turbine blades to eliminate the central motor core and reduce weight; and an internal passenger capsule that provides a potential means of protection and evacuation for safety purposes.
Drexel University | Dexel Hyperloop
The pod utilizes an aerodynamic semi-monocoque structure that levitates on gimbaled air bearings. Two axial compressors are used to supply air to the bearings, cooling system, thruster, and to the passenger compartment. Air brakes and landing gears are used to bring the pod to a stop.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Nova Track
The vehicle uses linear accelerator motors (LIM’s) and an axial compressor to travel at 100 MPH and linear eddy-current brakes to stop. Systems will be controlled remotely via a Wi-Fi connection and will hold sensors for speed, pressure, balance, etc. The structural design is based upon from airplane fuselage design.
Florida Institute of Technology | Panther Pod
The Panther Pod utilizes a variable inlet design that allows for the optimization of the levitation system, consequently reducing drag, at any speed above the levitation critical velocity. In addition to this, the pod has a removable payload section to demonstrate quick payload loading and unloading for future scalability.
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering | Olin Hyperloop
Our team has identified the required features of a Hyperloop pod to maximize the safety and comfort of passengers, focusing on components including emergency braking and safety systems. The team has worked on a linear magnetic brake, telemetry systems, and pod interior capable of keeping passengers safe through extreme deceleration.
University of Florida | GatorLoop
Pod frame out of aluminum circular tubing. Nose and tail will be constructed out of carbon fiber with aluminum structure inside. Pod accelerates using SpaceX Pusher and will be rolling on wheels. Braking mechanism currently uses the inside wall of the tube as a friction surface for stopping.
University of Florida | HyperGatorLoop Design Team
A full pod design has been created in order to simulate and optimize several subsystems such as the levitation (air bearing and magnetic levitation) as well as the propulsion subsystem. The multi-stage axial compressors have been simulated to produce a system with maximum efficiency.