Hyperloop One announced the successful completion of the world first full system Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. This test was Phase 1 of a multi-phase program and was privately conducted on May 12, 2017.
The vehicle coasted above one portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration, while also achieving the set target speed of 70mph for Phase one. The company is now entering the next campaign of testing which will target speeds of 250mph. Hyper loop One is accomplishing what no one has been able to before by successfully conducting the first full scale hyper loop system test. By achieving full vacuum they have essentially invented their own sky tube. For the first time in over 100 years a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop One tested all the systems components, including it highly efficient motor, vehicle suspension, magnetic levitation, electromagnetic breaking, vacuum pumping system and much more, proving that the full system’s components can operate successfully as a single integrated unit in a vacuum.
Nearly 200 engineers, fabricators, welders etc dedicated thousands of hours to make this first test successful. Using electromagnetic propulsion and magnetic levitation, the Pod will transport passengers and cargo inside the tube. Hyperloop One’s Pod is the only vehicle in the world that, with the company’s proprietary linear electric motor, achieves autonomous high-speed propulsion and levitation in a controlled low-pressure environment. Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long.
Using electromagnetic propulsion and magnetic levitation, the Pod will transport passengers and cargo inside the tube. Hyperloop One’s Pod is the only vehicle in the world that, with the company’s proprietary linear electric motor, achieves autonomous high-speed propulsion and levitation in a controlled low-pressure environment. Made of structural aluminum and a lightweight carbon fiber, the shell measures 28 feet long.
Hyperloop with continue to work on the system in order to get it ready for Phase 2 of testing.
You want to know what I like to think about? The ocean, it is a magic place with all kinds of different types of life underneath it. If you think about it, the different types of ecosystems that are underneath the water are way greater than those that are above the water. It is such an amazing thing to realize that you are not the dominate species on the planet. I love that I can safely say how amazing and awesome some drones are, and more importantly how much they actually help the underwater ecosystems.
What are some of the more practical uses of drones beyond just the usual “looking at shipwrecks?” Well there are several different uses, and I think the main one is that it can help ocean health. Ocean health is one of the most important things that we have because it helps regulate things a lot. There are so many different things that drones do, and we think that about it vital to our society. It helps with engineers, and environmentalists as well! A R.O.V. is a thing that does not limit our imagination. It is something that it is going to get better as engineers as improve it!
One of these different things that can happen is having more add ons onto the drone. One such thing could be a underwater drone with camera, having cameras on your drone will allow you to see and analyze so much more. I think that there are things that we also need to consider, such as arms, the ability to take stuff from the depths, and also think about all the other things that you can add on! We live in a crazy robotic world folks… get used to it!
I am a deep sea diver. I enjoy being in the depths, and I love being in the water. My profession is to explore the bottom of the ocean, and I love doing it. I love to use my drones, it helps me when I explore things such as the ocean’s deep. I feel that one thing that makes my job easier is that I do not have to hurt myself anymore, or in other terms endanger myself, because I now have the safety of the drone helping me out. The drones are the most amazing thing that I have ever seen happen in the industry, and I cannot wait to continue to explore the oceans deep for years to come with them.
I do not think the safety can be overstated when it comes to underwater drones. Underwater drones (which have to be controlled using a tether because other communication methods like wifi do not move through water) do keep the person more safe. So now the person can be safe inside a pressurized sub instead of inside the shipwreck itself (where plenty can wrong.. believe me). I have fallen, been trapped with little oxygen and been lost at the bottom of the ocean. It is dangerous and I would never recommend it to anyone. If you are doing deep sea diving, invest in a drone. You will be happy that you did!