Accession Number:

ADA048585

Title:

Conceptual Study of Permanent Magnet Machine Ship Propulsion Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1976-31 Oct 1977

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE