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Title: Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor

Abstract

A propulsion and suspension system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes propulsion windings which form a linear synchronous motor and conductive guideways, adjacent to the propulsion windings, where both combine to partially encircling the vehicle-borne superconducting magnets. A three phase power source is used with the linear synchronous motor to produce a traveling magnetic wave which in conjunction with the magnets propel the vehicle. The conductive guideway combines with the superconducting magnets to provide for vehicle levitation. 3 figures.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5364568
Patent Number(s):
US 5253592; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-920737
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Jul 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LEVITATED TRAINS; DESIGN; LEVITATION; POWER SUPPLIES; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; TRAINS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 320202 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Railway

Citation Formats

Coffey, H T. Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Coffey, H T. Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor. United States.
Coffey, H T. 1993. "Magnetic levitation configuration incorporating levitation, guidance and linear synchronous motor". United States.
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abstractNote = {A propulsion and suspension system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes propulsion windings which form a linear synchronous motor and conductive guideways, adjacent to the propulsion windings, where both combine to partially encircling the vehicle-borne superconducting magnets. A three phase power source is used with the linear synchronous motor to produce a traveling magnetic wave which in conjunction with the magnets propel the vehicle. The conductive guideway combines with the superconducting magnets to provide for vehicle levitation. 3 figures.},
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year = {1993},
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