Shielded Coil Electrodynamic Propulsion (SCEP). A Feasibility Study
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study investigated Shielded Coil Electrodynamic Propulsion SCEP. The use of the earths magnetic field as a propulsion source has been previously investigated. It was found that a significant amount of power and long conductors were required. A more compact propulsion concept which requires significantly less power is proposed. This concept relies on the feasibility of significantly reducing the magnetic force induced by the earths magnetic field on selected segments of a coil. An experiment design to support the theoretical findings was conducted. The experiment results support the theoretical model.
- Electromagnetic Shielding
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Electric and Ion Propulsion