Conceptual Study of Permanent Magnet Machine Ship Propulsion Systems
Final rept. 1 Oct 1976-31 Oct 1977
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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This study examines the feasibility of incorporating permanent magnet machines into an a-c electric propulsion system for U.S. Navy ships. This systems concept is most attractive using conventional generators and permanent magnet motors. The cycloconverter subsystem is designed using advanced thyristors and can be either water or air cooled. The machine-cycloconverter, many-phase or parallel three-phase connection design offers a drive system with characteristics well matched to a ship propulsion system.
- Marine Engineering
- Electric and Ion Propulsion