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In 2001 in the town of Ozyory of Moscow region the first ever test site for SkyWay technology was built, which set the impulse to further development of SkyWay transportation.

In 2001 in the town of Ozyory of Moscow region the first ever test site for SkyWay technology was built, which set the impulse to further development of SkyWay transportation.

Test site, October 2001
 

Trial tests

Pilot tests of a track structure of the 150-meter UST facility were held in October 2001.

Pilot tests of a track structure of the 150-meter UST facility were held in October 2001

Trial tests, October 2001

The order of testing was led by the author of the UST program Anatoly Yunitskiy, General Director, General designer of the "Yunitskiy Scientific and Production Company".

Pilot tests of a track structure of the 150-meter UST facility were held in October 2001

Anatoly Yunitskiy at the test site, October 2001

Pilot tests were successful, confirming the correctness of technical solutions pledged by the author in the project.

A truck ZIL-131 as was used a testing module. Its wheels were specially adapted for UST track structure.

A truck ZIL-131 as was used a testing module. Its wheels were specially adapted for UST track structure.

Adapted wheels of the test module

Representatives of the Russian TV channel RTR attended the tests. They filmed a video that was shown in the news program "Vesti".


 

Customer, General designer, General contractor

The construction of the test site was done by the order of the Administration of Krasnoyarsk Region and personally its Governor Alexander Lebed. The "Yunitskiy Scientific and Production Company" headed by the General director - General designer Anatoly Yunitskiy, acted as the General designer, General supplier and General contractor of works on construction of the test site, where the first generation of SkyWay technology for the transportation of goods was implemented.

Staff members of the

Staff members of the "Yunitskiy Scientific and Production Company", October 2001

The joint activity of experts from different countries to establish a full-scale test site of the first generation of SkyWay technology has allowed to solve the most difficult complex of works in record time - within 9 months from the initial design of the facility to its operational commissioning.

The installation of the major anchor support with a height of 15 meters, August 2001

The installation of the major anchor support with a height of 15 meters, August 2001
 

Official presentation

The official presentation of the SkyWay transport test site took place in October 2001.

The official presentation of the SkyWay transport test site, October 2001

The official presentation of the SkyWay transport test site, October 2001

At the presentation the customers, the media and the public were offered an introductory demonstration of the basic principles of SkyWay transport on the example of an experimental section, as well as main technical solutions of the first generation of this technology.

The official presentation of the SkyWay transport test site, October 2001

The official presentation of the SkyWay transport test site, October 2001

It was nice to see among the honored guests at the presentation the Governor of Moscow region Boris Gromov, the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander Lebed and the President of the Republic of Adygea Hazret Sovmen, who expressed words of encouragement and support to the project author.

At the presentation of the SkyWay system test site the Governor of Moscow region Boris Gromov asked Anatoly Yunitskiy about the benefits of SkyWay

At the presentation of the SkyWay system test site the Governor of Moscow region Boris Gromov
asked Anatoly Yunitskiy about the benefits of SkyWay

Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Lebed at the official presentation of the test site of SkyWay transport technologies

Krasnoyarsk region Governor Alexander Lebed at the official presentation of the test site of SkyWay transport technologies

The President of the Republic of Adygea Hazret Sovmen and UST General designer Anatoly Yunitskiy during the official presentation of the test site

The President of the Republic of Adygea Hazret Sovmen and UST General designer Anatoly Yunitskiy during the official presentation of the test site

The presentation clearly and convincingly demonstrated to the organizers and participants the performance and viability of the innovative transport system.

One of the moments of the official presentation of the test site

One of the moments of the official presentation of the test site

Local and national media reported extensively on this event. Publications and reports were in the following editions:

  • newspapers - "Moscoviya", "Komsomolskaya Pravda", "Arguments and Facts" and "Moskovskiy Komsomolets";
  • scientific and technical journals - the "Inventor and rationalizer", "Za rulyom", "Industrial and civil construction" and "Mining journal";
  • TV channels - "RTR", "TV-6" and "Culture".
Publications in print media about the test site

Publications in print media about the test site
 

Schematic diagram of the overpass

The world's first experimental section of SkyWay transport was a full-scale fragment of the SkyWay transport system with a length of 150 meters, with a height of supports up to 15 m, length of maximum span of 48 m and rolling load weight up to 15 tons.
 

Schematic diagram of the overpass

 

 
1 - anchor support No. 1; 2 - intermediate supports; 3 - anchor support No. 2;
4 - supporting ropes; 5 - tube-rail; 6 - tension cables; 7 - postings.
 
Scheme of SkyWay rail overpass with control points

Basic features of the overpass:

  • length of spans of 4 different types - from 11.1 to 48 meters;
  • gradient of track structure - 1:10;
  • height of supports - from 0 to 15 meters;
  • track width - 2 meters;
  • total tension of strings at 0° C - 450 tons;
  • relative stiffness of spans at rated load - from 1:400 (11.1 m span) to 1:1500 (48 m span).
Completely assembled SkyWay rail transport overpass

Completely assembled SkyWay rail transport overpass
 

Comprehensive tests

As a result of comprehensive testing the developer has received calculated data to perform design and survey work for commercial production of the SkyWay rail overpass, intermediate and anchor supports, cargo and passenger rolling stock, as well as on the development of specific passenger and freight routes based on SkyWay technology.

Comprehensive testing of the SkyWay transportation system: a converted cargo truck ZIL-131 as a laboratory complex and a simulator of unibus model U-21

Comprehensive testing of the SkyWay transportation system: a converted cargo truck ZIL-131
as a laboratory complex and a simulator of unibus model U-21

On the test facility carried out were approbation of engineering design works, construction technology, static and dynamic loading of the span superstructures by the calculated rolling load and influence of natural and climatic factors on the pre-stressed continuous and statically indeterminate transport overpass.

The tests with the purpose to develop motion duties of a wheeled transport module simulator on the track structure

The tests with the purpose to develop motion duties of a wheeled transport module simulator on the track structure

There were developed technologies of operation, maintenance and repair of the SkyWay rail track, created dozens of inventions and over a hundred of patentable know-how.

General designer Anatoly Yunitskiy, whose 7 inventions under the general title of

General designer Anatoly Yunitskiy, whose 7 inventions under the general title of Yunitskiy SkyWay transport
were implemented on the facility, in literal sense checks on himself the reliability of these inventions

Hundreds of tests and experiments were conducted at the site, their results are summarized in a scientific report, numerous expert opinions were obtained and the "Yunitskiy Scientific and Production Company" was awarded three gold medals of quality Mark of "Russian Brand" in the following categories: "Technology of string transport", "Project of passenger module" and "Project of cargo module".

Yunitskiy Scientific and Production Company was awarded three gold medals of quality Mark of Russian Brand in the following categories: Technology of string transport, Project of passenger module and Project of cargo module

Gold quality marks "Russian Brand" for SkyWay technology
 

UN grant

The test site of SkyWay transport has attracted the interest of the world community and received the support of the United Nations. Thanks to the creation of the test site the second UN grant was received - FS-RUS-02-S03 "Provision of Sustainable Development of Human Settlements and Urban Environment Protection through the Use of the String Transportation System".

SkyWay transport system is able to operate successfully in any natural and climatic conditions

SkyWay transport system is able to operate successfully in any natural and climatic conditions
 

Main result

The main result of the work on the test site in the town of Ozyory is the development of SkyWay transport of future generations.

SkyWay of the 4-th generation

SkyWay of the 4th generation

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