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Title: Double row loop-coil configuration for high-speed electrodynamic maglev suspension, guidance, propulsion and guideway directional switching

A stabilization and propulsion system are disclosed comprising a series of loop-coils arranged in parallel rows wherein two rows combine to form one of two magnetic rails. Levitation and lateral stability are provided when the induced field in the magnetic rails interacts with the superconducting magnets mounted on the magnetic levitation vehicle. The loop-coils forming the magnetic rails have specified dimensions and a specified number of turns and by constructing differently these specifications, for one rail with respect to the other, the angle of tilt of the vehicle can be controlled during directional switching. Propulsion is provided by the interaction of a traveling magnetic wave associated with the coils forming the rails and the superconducting magnets on the vehicle. 12 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
238061
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 330300; PA: EDB-96:093303; SN: 96001594385
Patent Number(s):
US 5,517,924/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-280,962
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 May 1996
Research Org:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; LEVITATED TRAINS; DESIGN; RAILWAYS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; TRAVELLING WAVES; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES