Report on Canadian studies of superconducting magnetic levitation and variable-speed linear synchronous motor propulsion for high-speed inter-city guided ground transport. Levitation is obtained by the interaction of vehicle-mounted superconducting magnets and the eddy currents induced in aluminum strip conductors on the guideway. No-contact propulsion by linear synchronous motor (LSM) is obtained by using vehicle-borne superconducting magnets and powered guideway coils. A suggested guidance schemes uses a flat guideway with 'null-flux' loops overlying the LSM windings. The propulsion magnets interact with the loops and the edges of the levitation strips to provide lateral stabilization. The test facility is a 7.6 m wheel, rotating with a peripheral speed of 33 m/s.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Cryog Eng Conf, 5th, Proc, Kyoto, Japan, May 7-10, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Atherton, D L
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 46-50

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #B6 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM