Tachyon Hyperloop is a project by Team Tachyon e.V., a group of self-motivated and highly ambitious engineering enthusiasts who are deeply interested in the concept of Hyperloop. With various engineering disciplines converging into a single technological marvel, we as students aim to design and build functional prototypes of a Hyperloop Pod, explore the various feasible options and contribute to the development of this technology.
The first step towards our vision is to build a sub-scale prototype pod named "PROTON" to test the basic functionalities of a Hyperloop besides the levitation and vacuum tunnel. These include propulsion, control systems and high-speed braking amongst others. "PROTON" will be designed, manufactured and tested in early 2021 and is expected to reach a speed of 300 km/hr. Two other MiniPods (Series 1000 and Series 3000) will be built earlier to test and validate the various sub-systems independently.