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An outline is presented of the development of a magnetic levitation research vehicle manufactured and tested in Japan as part of a research and development project into a new railway line to link Tokyo and Osaka, over 450KM, in about an hour. The vehicle possesses a linear motor for propulsion with the active side on the ground, and, for suspension and guidance of the vehicle, magnetic levitation with a superconducting magnet. Brief descriptions are given of the linear synchronons motor propulsion and of the magnetic levitation research vehicles presently being tested in Japan. An experimental project into a vehicle designed to perform at 500KM/H is being developed.

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    Japan Railway Engineers Association

    P.O. Box 605, Tokyo Central
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kyotani, Y
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 6-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM