A unique linear synchronous motor (LSM) vehicle ME02 is designed to travel underwater based on the theory of new combined levitation and propulsion for the Marine-Express. This paper presents a stable underwater-propulsion-control experiment in a mass-control mode where the vehicle is sustained by guide-rollers. In this mode, ME02 vehicle can run with guide-rollers contacting with the LSM guideway both in repulsive-mode and in attractive-mode by controlling the lift force to be a required value. The experiment in our Laboratory has shown that ME02 vehicle had been controlled successfully to run underwater in mass-control mode by applying the decoupled-control method of lift and thrust forces.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 Power Conversion Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Nagaoka, Jpn|
Duration: 1997 Aug 3 → 1997 Aug 6
|Other||Proceedings of the 1997 Power Conversion Conference. Part 2 (of 2)|
|Period||97/8/3 → 97/8/6|
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