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Title: Homopolar motor with dual rotors

Abstract

A homopolar motor has a field rotor mounted on a frame for rotation in a first rotational direction and for producing an electromagnetic field, and an armature rotor mounted for rotation on said frame within said electromagnetic field and in a second rotational direction counter to said first rotational direction of said field rotor. The two rotors are coupled through a 1:1 gearing mechanism, so as to travel at the same speed but in opposite directions. This doubles the output voltage and output power, as compared to a motor in which only the armature is rotated. Several embodiments are disclosed. 7 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321175
Patent Number(s):
5,844,345
Application Number:
PAN: 8-929,545
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 320303; PA: EDB-99:029660; SN: 99002058514
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ELECTRIC MOTORS; DESIGN; OPERATION; ROTORS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; GEARS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Hsu, J.S. Homopolar motor with dual rotors. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Hsu, J.S. Homopolar motor with dual rotors. United States.
Hsu, J.S. Tue . "Homopolar motor with dual rotors". United States.
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abstractNote = {A homopolar motor has a field rotor mounted on a frame for rotation in a first rotational direction and for producing an electromagnetic field, and an armature rotor mounted for rotation on said frame within said electromagnetic field and in a second rotational direction counter to said first rotational direction of said field rotor. The two rotors are coupled through a 1:1 gearing mechanism, so as to travel at the same speed but in opposite directions. This doubles the output voltage and output power, as compared to a motor in which only the armature is rotated. Several embodiments are disclosed. 7 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {12}
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