DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

The development of the magnetic suspension ground transport system began about 1970 and is proceeding in controlled project phases. The level of the development and selection of components and the functional tests reached by now form a sufficient basis for the next step, i.e., development and testing of the system. Magnetic levitation vehicles are well adapted for automatic operation because they are tracked. The synchronous long-stator propulsion with active windings in the guideway and fixed frequency/speed ratio also meets all requirements for automatic operation. Modulation of speed and thrust is accomplished by stationary frequency changers. Close contacts are maintained with several states that are also working on the development of new long-distance transport systems. As a result of the development two applications appear to be possible: the magnetic suspension ground transport system as a superimposed long-distance transport system, and the magnetic suspension ground transport system as a solution to specific transport tasks in the medium-distance range.

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    • Glatzel, K K
    • Khurdok, G
    • Rogg, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00322043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM