JAPAN PUSHING FORWARD WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPULSION
In 1985, the Japan Foundation for Shipbuilding Advancement (JAFSA) undertook considerable research into the subject of electromagnetic propulsion with the goal of eventually building a prototype experimental ship capable of carrying all equipment for self propulsion by electromagnetic force. The propulsion system was designed and completed by 1988, and construction of the vessel is scheduled to begin in 1989. The design calls for an unusual hull form having a twin skeg-like afterbody in which the cryostats will be housed. The vessel is designed to be 27m long and 10m in breadth. It will have a displacement of 150 tons and a speed of 8 knots. A simplified sketch of the prototype dipole coil unit built for test purposes is provided.
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- Journal article
- Publication Date: 1988-10
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Propulsion; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Geographic Terms: Japan
- Old TRIS Terms: Electromagnetic drives; Maritime research; Vessel descriptions
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00656205
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM