A Superconducting Maglev Vehicle/Guideway System With Preview Control: Part II—Controller Design and System Behavior

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S. K. Wang

Spacecraft Bus Electronics, Hughes Space and Communications Company, 2000 E. El Segundo Boulevard, EI Segundo, CA 90245-4709

M. L. Nagurka

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wl 53201-1881

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 119(4), 644-649 (Dec 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802373 History: Received December 19, 1995; Online December 03, 2007


Part II of this paper proposes the use of optimal preview control with integral action for a maglev vehicle with a superconducting electromagnetic suspension system operating on an elevated, flexible guide-way. The control system is designed based on a linearized model and then applied to a full-scale nonlinear simulation model of the maglev vehicle, magnet modules, and guideway (derived in Part I—Vehicle, Guideway, and Magnet Modeling). Simulation studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the controller and evaluate the vehicle performance under the influences of guideway flexibility, guideway irregularities, and aerodynamic disturbances.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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