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

This report discusses a propulsion and stabilization system comprising a series of figure 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 figure 8 coils either longitudinally and/or vertically with resulting changes in the propulsion, the vertical stability, and the suspension.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10191825
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A7952247
ON: DE95001776; PAN: US patent application 7-952,247
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1992 Sep 28; Other Information: PBD: 1992; Related Information: U. S. Patent No. 5,275,112
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 42 ENGINEERING; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; LEVITATED TRAINS; INVENTIONS; LEVITATION; DESIGN 330300; 426000; ELECTRIC-POWERED SYSTEMS; COMPONENTS, ELECTRON DEVICES AND CIRCUITS