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Title: Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles

Abstract

A propulsion and stabilization system are described comprising a series of coils mounted vertically on the walls of the guideway to provide suspension, lateral guidance, and propulsion of a magnetically levitated vehicle. This system further allows for altering the magnetic field effects by changing the relative position of the loops comprising the coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension. 8 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5266285
Patent Number(s):
US 5275112; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-952247
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC () PTO; EDB-94-063945
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; LEVITATED TRAINS; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; OPERATION; STABILITY; TRAINS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems

Citation Formats

Rote, D.M., He, J., and Johnson, L.R. Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Rote, D.M., He, J., & Johnson, L.R. Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles. United States.
Rote, D.M., He, J., and Johnson, L.R. 1994. "Integrated null-flux suspension and multiphase propulsion system for magnetically-levitated vehicles". United States. doi:.
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