Design and Analysis of a Linear Induction Motor Drive for a Prototype HTS Maglev Transportation System

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Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, 2009, pp. 81 - 84
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This paper investigates the design and analysis of a linear induction motor (LIM) drive for a prototype transportation system, which is levitated by the interaction force between high temperature superconducting (HTS) bulks placed on the ground and permanent magnets (PMs) mounted on the bottom of the vehicle, while the driving force is provided by a linear induction motor system on the side of the prototype vehicle. An equivalent electrical circuit is applied to predict the motor characteristics and the computation results show that the proposed LIM drive system is appropriate for driving the HTS maglev transportation prototype.
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