The problems of designing a magnetically levitated vehicle to afford good riding qualities have been outlined. It is concluded that a satisfactory system will incorporate auxiliary coils in the cryostat, probably as part of an active control system. A British project directed specifically to produce a demonstration and test vehicle has been described. A vehicle is being designed, and calculations and model tests to establish the stability of the guideway are being undertaken. Propulsion of the model by a linear synchronous or commutator motor is being considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for a meeting London, England, August 28-30, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Rhodes, R G
    • Mulhall, B E
    • Abel, E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00130886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N117 Conf. Pub.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM