DETAIL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF FERROMAGNETIC LEVITATION SYSTEM OF JAPAN AIR LINES HSST-01/-02 VEHICLES

Two high-speed surface transport vehicles employing linear induction motor propulsion and attractive electromagnet levitation have been designed, manufactured, and tested. The first test vehicle weighs one ton, is 4 m long, and incorporates eight electromagnets and a LIM with a maximum thrust of 300 kg. Levitating power is taken from batteries carried on board the vehicle, and three-phase power for the LIM propulsion is supplied from wayside power lines through the power collector. This vehicle achieved a maximum speed of 307.8 km/h on a 1300-m long test track in February, 1978. The second vehicle has a loaded weight of 2.3 tons and seats nine. It has carried about 1500 passengers since April 1978. Improvements include: electromagnets fitted to the flexible chassis for better riding comfort by incorporating mechanical suspension between the chassis and the body; and with continuous levitation, the power for the LIM is rectified and supplied to the electromagnets jointly with the batteries carried on board.

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  • Accession Number: 00322046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM