MagneMotion's Urban Maglev 3M System

MagneMotion, Incorporated will continue to research and test the prototype M3 Low-Speed Urban Maglev System. As a team member, Old Dominion University will assist MagneMotion in furthering its research in specific areas of Maglev technology development via a two-phased Low-Speed Urban Maglev Project. In Phase I, MagneMotion will install and demonstrate the M3 Low Speed Urban Maglev System design on Old Dominion University's guideway in Norfolk, Virginia. Phase I work activities aim to complete the design and construction of two guideway beams and two maglev bogies, develop a test plan, and successfully test and record low speed test results. Phase II will address the testing of M3 Maglev system at MagneMotion's laboratory/facility. Maglev is a revolutionary approach for transportation. Trains are lifted and propelled by magnetic forces without wheels contacting the rail surface.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $6368590.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Anderson, Mary

    • Performing Organizations:

      Old Dominion University

      Norfolk, VA  United States  23529

      MagneMotion Incorporated

      139 Barnum Road
      Devens, MA  United States  01434
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wieler, James

    • Start Date: 20080400
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 23258

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461975
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7111
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:55PM