The linear induction motor research vehicle (LIMRV) is a test bed constructed to evaluate the LIM as a propulsion system. Satisfactory LIM guidance system performance is vital to the ongoing progress of this research program. The report describes preliminary theoretical studies of LIM guidance system dynamic behavior, and documents the experimental results obtained during the first phase of the LIMRV speed upgrading tests conducted at the DOT High-Speed Ground Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. After the operational tests, additional analytical work was accomplished, leading to system modifications that provided better control of the LIM/reaction rail clearance (mechanical gap), statically, without adversely affecting dynamic behavior. Guidance system dynamics tests were later performed to confirm the theoretical work.

  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

    2525 West 190th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90509
  • Authors:
    • Chi, C C
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-9065 Intrm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-7-35399
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1981 12:00AM