The report is a preliminary evaluation of four basic noncontacting methods of transferring motive electrical power to high-speed trains (up to 300 miles per hour). The four methods considered are: Gaseous Conduction by a Controlled Electric Arc; Magnetic Induction Using Lenz's Law of Flux Linkage; Capacitive Coupling by Displacement Currents Between Parallel Plates; Electromagnetic Directional Wave-guide Coupling. Examination and calculation of several configurations of the four methods considered established data for comparison. The evaluations include the system functions of power conditioning, power transmission, noncontacting coupling, and onboard power conversion; however, emphasis is on the equipment directly associated with the coupling. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Publication Date: 1968-4-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: S-68-1056 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-7-35121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM