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

A propulsion and stabilization system comprising a series of FIG. 8 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 FIG. 8 coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension.
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Lagrange, IL)
  2. (Woodridge, IL)
  3. (Naperville, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5275112
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
integrated; null-flux; suspension; multiphase; propulsion; magnetically-levitated; vehicles; stabilization; comprising; series; fig; coils; mounted; vertically; walls; guideway; provide; lateral; guidance; magnetically; levitated; vehicle; allows; altering; magnetic; field; effects; changing; relative; position; loops; longitudinally; resulting; changes; vertical; stability; relative position; levitated vehicle; field effect; magnetic field; magnetically levitated; vertical stability; resulting change; levitated vehicles; /104/

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