A high-speed terrestrial vehicle is described that is magnetically levitated by means of magnets which are used to induce eddy currents in a continuous electrically conductive nonferromagnetic track to produce magnetic images that repel the inducing magnet to provide primary lift for the vehicle. The magnets are arranged so that adjacent ones have their fields in opposite directions and the magnets are spaced apart a distance that provides a secondary lift between each magnet and the adjacent magnet image, the secondary lift being maximized by optimal spacing of the magnets. (ERA citation 02:010295)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, R K
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-509-972 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM