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Variable-Reluctance Motor For Electric VehiclesReport describes research on variable-reluctance electric-motor drive for eventual use in electric-vehicle propulsion. Primary design and performance criteria were torque and power output per unit mass of motor, cost, and drive efficiency. For each criterion, optimized drive design developed, and designs unified to yield single electric-vehicle drive. Scaled-down motor performed as expected. Prototype of paraplegic lift operated by toggle switch and joystick. Lift plugs into household electrical outlet for recharging when not in use.
Document ID
19870000563
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Lang, Jeffrey H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 11
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-16993
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.