Design and analysis of a maglev planar transportation vehicle

Joon Hyuk Park, Yoon Su Baek

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We describe the driving mechanism of a maglev planar transportation vehicle (MPTV). The levitation mechanism consists of four magnetic wheels and four rotary machines. The combination of the linear induction motor mechanisms enables the vehicle to travel with planar motion. The wheels provide stability without disturbing the planar motion. Because all the mechanisms use electrodynamic forces, the working range of the MPTV can be expanded simply by paving the workspace with a conductor. The feasibility of the MPTV has been verified in several experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4544928
Pages (from-to)1830-1836
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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