# Combined Propulsion and Levitation Control for Maglev/Hyperloop Systems Utilizing Asymmetric Double-Sided Linear Induction Motors

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Proposed Motor Structure and Control Method

#### 2.1. Current Balancing Control in AC Mode of Operation and Its Limitations

#### 2.2. Compensating Current Balancing Limitations Using DC Mode of Operation

## 3. Analysis of ADSLIM Operation in AC Motoring Mode

## 4. Analysis of ADSLIM Operation in DC Mode

## 5. Case Study

**3**) of Figure 6 which yields the highest LDR among other configurations. Figure 10 shows the ADSLIM operating point in DC mode that can achieve the required lift force of 875.9 N and Table 3 summarizes the DC mode operating parameters.

## 6. Comparison with Passive Levitation

_{input}) of “DSLIM Inductrack I” and “DSLIM Inductrack II”, the following equations are used:

## 7. Conclusions

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Conflicts of Interest

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**Figure 2.**Proposed principle of using DC excitation to increase the achievable ratio between thrust and lift forces in a two-ADSLIM system.

**Figure 3.**Lift force (

**a**) and thrust force (

**b**) of ADSLIM for different upper and lower primary currents, speed of 500 km/h and slip of 0.12.

**Figure 4.**Efficiency (

**a**) and lift to thrust ratio (

**b**) of ADSLIM for different upper and lower primary currents, speed of 500 km/h and slip of 0.12.

**Figure 6.**Three configurations of the magnetic field of ADSLIM in DC mode (

**a**) and their equivalent arrangements with Halbach array of PMs (

**b**): (

**1**) upper and lower magnetic field waves are synphase; (

**2**) without lower magnetic field; (

**3**) upper and lower magnetic field waves are antiphase.

**Figure 7.**Lift force (

**a**) and drag force (

**b**) of ADSLIM in DC mode for three configurations of the magnetic field shown in Figure 6.

**Figure 8.**Lift to drag ratio of ADSLIM in DC mode for three configurations of the magnetic field shown in Figure 6.

**Figure 11.**Operation diagram of the system for different thrust forces and constant lift force of 98.1 kN (vehicle weight 10,000 kg).

**Figure 12.**Operation diagram of the system for different thrust forces with a weight variation of ±20%: (

**a**) lift force of 78.5 kN (vehicle weight 8000 kg), (

**b**) lift force of 117.7 kN (vehicle weight 12,000 kg).

**Figure 13.**Power consumption comparison of the proposed ADSLIM-based system and equivalent passive PM-based maglev systems “DSLIM Inductrack I” and “DSLIM Inductrack II”; constant lift force of 98.1 kN is assumed in all cases.

**Table 1.**ADSLIM Specifications [19].

Motor Parameter | Value |
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Type of winding | Single Layer |

Slot number per pole per phase | 1 |

Number of turns per coil in top winding | 24 |

Number of turns per coil in bottom winding | 6 |

Top winding phase resistance $({R}_{\mathit{upper}}$) | 14.6 mΩ |

Top winding phase resistance $({R}_{\mathit{lower}}$) | 3.65 mΩ |

Number of poles | 8 |

Material of primary lamination | M-19 |

Material of secondary plate | Aluminum |

Rated current | 312.5 A |

Rated speed | 500 km/h |

Rated slip | 0.12 |

Rated supply frequency | 351 Hz |

Parameter | Value |
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Vehicle weight | 10,000 kg |

Rated (maximum) speed | 500 km/h |

Lift force | 98.1 kN |

Maximum thrust force | 60 kN |

Maximum output power | 8.33 MW |

Number of ADSLIM groups | 14 |

Number of ADSLIMs in a group | 8 |

Lift force per one ADSLIM | 875.9 N |

ADSLIM rated current | 312.5 A |

ADSLIM max. lift to thrust ratio in motoring mode | 2.7 |

Parameter | Value |
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Lift force (F_{lift}) | 875.9 N |

DC current (I_{DC}) | 265.98 A |

Drag force (F_{drag}) | 51.1 N |

Input electrical power (P_{input}) | 2582.2 W |

Lift to drag ratio (LDR) | 17.1 |

Propulsion and Levitation Type | Input Power (Zero Propulsion) | Input Power (Maximum Propulsion of 60 kN) |
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Proposed ADSLIM-based | 1.1889 MW | 10.4412 MW |

DSLIM and Inductrack I | 1.2479 MW | 11.5768 MW |

DSLIM and Inductrack II | 0.9861 MW | 11.3150 MW |

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