2006 Volume 47 Issue 1 Pages 18-23
One of the most important subjects in the superconducting Maglev system is a method for providing onboard service power. As a solution, a linear generator is being developed that can collect power without contact by utilizing the harmonic magnetic field around the ground coils and generate an electromagnetic force between them and the superconducting magnets by controlling the current in the generator coils. By using this controllable electromagnetic force, it becomes possible to add magnetic damping to the electrodynamic levitation system with a small damping force. This paper describes the results of the running tests of the linear generator using zero-phase current control, combined with the magnetic damping function.