Accession Number:

ADA273824

Title:

Shielded Coil Electrodynamic Propulsion (SCEP). A Feasibility Study

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE