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Title: Dual-keel electrodynamic maglev system

A propulsion and stabilization system 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.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
555293
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A8438829
ON: DE97009518; PAN: US patent application 8-438,829; TRN: AHC29802%%2
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1995
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LEVITATED TRAINS; DESIGN; STABILIZATION; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; POWER SUPPLIES; TRAVELLING WAVES; OPERATION