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Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off

Bertola, Luca; Cox, Thomas; Wheeler, Patrick; Garvey, Seamus D.

Authors

Luca Bertola

Thomas Cox thomas.cox@nottingham.ac.uk

Patrick Wheeler pat.wheeler@nottingham.ac.uk

Seamus D. Garvey



Abstract

This paper compares three possible linear motor topologies for an electromagnetic launch system to assist civil aircraft take-off. Assisted launch of civil aircraft has the potential of reducing the required runway length, reducing noise and emissions near airports and improving overall aircraft efficiency through reducing engine thrust requirements. A comparison is made of practical designs of a linear induction motor, a linear permanent magnet synchronous motor and a superconducting linear synchronous motor to propel the A320-200 aircraft. The machine design requirements are established considering aerodynamic and engine performance and allow the aircraft to safely complete the take-off procedure. Analytical design of conventional synchronous and asynchronous linear motor will be compared with finite element analysis. A superconducting synchronous motor design is also considered, accounting for full system losses including the cryocooler power requirement and the mechanical & design constraints necessary for the cooler and the superconducting coils

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APA6 Citation Bertola, L., Cox, T., Wheeler, P., & Garvey, S. D. (in press). Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off
Keywords Electromagnetic Launch, Linear Induction Motor, Linear Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, Linear Superconducting Synchronous Motor, Civil Aircraft
Related Public URLs http://www.ieee-ecce.org/2016/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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