This report describes a low power, small scale experimental linear synchronous motor (LSM) test facility that has been built at Queen's University. The research project is part of the Canadian Maglev Project which is administered by the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport under contract to the Transportation Development Agency. Details of the circular track, which consists of a distributed 3-phase winding and aluminum rails for vehicle support and guidance, the vehicle, which carries a four pole permanent magnet assembly and electronic instrumentation and transmitting equipment, and the cycloconverter, which provides 3-phase variable frequency, variable voltage excitation for the track, are reported. A summary of the salient LSM model design figures is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Dawson, G E
    • John, V I
    • SEN, P C
    • Bennett, J A
    • Clarke, D J
    • Lakhavani, S
    • Unteregelsbacher, E
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 74-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM