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

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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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5266285
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC () PTO; EDB-94-063945
Patent Number(s):
US 5275112; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-952247
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
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