How About Having Our High Speed Rail Technology
Clearly, if the United States sets up High Speed rail technology, it must also be aware
of potential terrorism, because that will be a goal. When Jeb Bush was governor
of Florida, he actually realized that after 9/11, this could be a challenge if Florida
installed high-speed rail technology. This was one of several reasons, including cost,
for Jeb Bush canceling the high-speed rail technology project at the time. Okay,
fast forward to today and we have the same challenges, let’s go ahead and talk about it.
In California, they are planning a giant high-speed train project and therefore need
air surveillance. It will cost money to have eyes in the sky. It will not be easy to keep
up with a high-speed rail technology that requires a more sophisticated aircraft than the typical
aircraft currently used by the California Highway Patrol. Now it makes sense to use
unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs for this purpose as they can serve as eyes against
the sky. Perhaps these UAVs can be started from the top of the rail technology as the speed increases.
As the rail technology approaches 80-100 knots, UAVs can fly, therefore it does not need a long
runway and we will not have to build airport facilities near these high speed rail technology n depots.
International Space Station
UAVs can fly over the high-speed rail technology in search of potential threats. Because the train
will start the UAV, it will have a slightly longer range because it does not have to use
all that energy to start. In many respects we kill two birds in one stone. UAVs at the
end of the day can land on a very short runway using a stop wire similar to that used
on an aircraft carrier, but on a much smaller scale.
Or another option would be to have a robotic arm on the rail technology itself that rises, and
when the train starts to break below 100 miles per hour, the UAV can fly into the arm
that catches it. UAVs’ technology is such that they can already refuel in the air, so this
will not be a technological challenge, we can do it now. You see, this is very similar to
how the International Space Station assembles the Souza or Space capsule that brings new supplies.
While all of this sounds very elegant, it is quite simple and completely feasible.
Does that mean we have to redesign the rail technology? Well, if we are to do something like
this, we need to get ahead of the game and consider technique before we begin.
A retractable arm that starts and catches the UAV must be designed in such a way
that it fits the flush when not extended and does not withstand the aerodynamic ball rail technology as it reaches maximum speed.