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Technical Review

JR EAST Technical Review No.8-Summer 2006

We published this JR East Technical Review to provide information of our R&D. We expect more people be informed about the characteristics of our R&D, and thereby to encourage people to suggest how the progress can be made if new technologies are applied at our R&D efforts.
Special edition theme
Towards the Creation of Shinkansen High-Speed Technology
CONTENTS [Laborsaving, Cost Reduction]
Special feature article
Challenge of Fastech 360
- Aiming for Additional Evolution of the Shinkansen -

Director General, Technology Planning Dept.
and Research & Development Center East Japan Railway Company

Takashi Endo
Outline of Shinkansen High-speed Test Train Type E955(FASTECH360Z)
Advanced Railway System Development Center,
Research and Development Center of JR East Group

Masahiko Horiuchi
Special edition paper
Development of high performance main electrical circuit system

Yoshitaka Yasui and Ryosuke Furuta
Development of a High Speed Shinkansen Bogie

Hiroyuki Kato, Ken Iwanami, Hiroshi Arai and Koji Asano
Reduction of pantograph noise

Takeshi Kurita, Masaaki Hara and Masahiko Horiuchi
Countermeasures for noise from the lower car body with sound absorber

Atsushi Ido, Takeshi Kurita and Masahiko Horiuchi
Initiatives for Enhancing Riding Comfort

Ken Iwanami, Hiroyuki Kato and Koji Asano
Model Experiment for an Improved Tunnel Entrance Hood

Yasumasa Takakuwa and Shin-ichiro Nozawa
Development of Method for Improving Overhead Line Equipment for Implementation of Stable Current Collection at High Speed

Kunio Ikeda
Special edition theme
Aiming for Additional Evolution of the Shinkansen
The outline of 12th R&D symposium
" Aiming for Additional Evolution of the Shinkansen "
Special feature article
High Speed Trains - a Second Golden Age for Railways?
Chief Editor (Currently Consultant Editor), Railway Gazette International.

Murray Hughes
Interpretive article
Expectations and Prospects for the Next Generation Shinkansen R&D symposium panel discussion

Professor, Center for Collaborative Research and Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Yoshihiro Suda
Professor, Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University Director, Design Advisor, A&F Corporation
Tetsuo Fukuda
Representative Director, President, Max Wald Institute Co., Ltd.
Masako Yokoyama

Takashi Endo
Director General, Technology Planning Dept. and Research & Development Center, East Japan Railway Company
We are looking forward for many suggestions and advices. If you have any further questions about the JR East Technical Review, please feel free to contact us.
For Inquiries:
Editors of JR East Technical Review
Technology and Planning Department
East Japan Railway Company
2-2 Yoyogi 2cho-me, Sibuya-ku Tokyo 151-8578, Japan
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