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Title: Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system

Abstract

A propulsion and stabilization system is disclosed with a plurality of superconducting magnetic devices affixed to the dual-keels of a vehicle, where the superconducting magnetic devices produce a magnetic field when energized. The system also includes a plurality of figure-eight shaped null-flux coils affixed to opposing vertical sides of slots in a guideway. The figure-eight shaped null-flux coils are vertically oriented, laterally cross-connected in parallel, longitudinally connected in series, and continue the length of the vertical slots providing levitation and guidance force. An external power source energizes the figure-eight shaped null-flux coils to create a magnetic traveling wave that interacts with the magnetic field produced by the superconducting magnets to impart motion to the vehicle. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
415760
Patent Number(s):
5,586,504
Application Number:
PAN: 8-438,829
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Dec 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LEVITATED TRAINS; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; POWER SUPPLIES; MAGNET COILS

Citation Formats

He, J L, Wang, Z, Rote, D M, Coffey, H T, Hull, J R, Mulcahy, T M, and Cal, Y. Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
He, J L, Wang, Z, Rote, D M, Coffey, H T, Hull, J R, Mulcahy, T M, & Cal, Y. Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system. United States.
He, J L, Wang, Z, Rote, D M, Coffey, H T, Hull, J R, Mulcahy, T M, and Cal, Y. Tue . "Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A propulsion and stabilization system is disclosed with a plurality of superconducting magnetic devices affixed to the dual-keels of a vehicle, where the superconducting magnetic devices produce a magnetic field when energized. The system also includes a plurality of figure-eight shaped null-flux coils affixed to opposing vertical sides of slots in a guideway. The figure-eight shaped null-flux coils are vertically oriented, laterally cross-connected in parallel, longitudinally connected in series, and continue the length of the vertical slots providing levitation and guidance force. An external power source energizes the figure-eight shaped null-flux coils to create a magnetic traveling wave that interacts with the magnetic field produced by the superconducting magnets to impart motion to the vehicle. 6 figs.},
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