The current status (December 1972) of worldwide research on high speed ground transportation techniques is reviewed. Particular attention is given to studies of magnetic levitation using superconducting magnets, including comparison with alternative magnetic techniques and with air suspension systems. Superconducting levitation appears to be a strong contender in the U.S. Department of Transportation hopes to select in the late 1970's the best of the possible levitation techniques for subsequent advanced development. Cryogenic engineering research needed in support of major development of a superconducting levitated system is identified. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Transportation Engineering Journal; Vol. 99, No. TE4; pp 873-885; Nov. 1973.
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    National Bureau of Standards

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  • Authors:
    • Arp, V D
    • Clark, A F
    • Flynn, T M
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM