The Patent Pending Steenstra GCM MagLev infrastructure provides a sustainable long-term solution for the transportation of goods from harbors and airports to transportation hubs. It also offers solutions for the long-distance transportation of people and goods between major cities.

sustainable development

• Clean construction

• Entirely electric operations

• No adverse electromagnetic interference

• Safe, quiet operation

• Energy efficient stations

• Emission free

• Paperless ticketing and onboard services

• Possibility for PV renewable energy generation atop guideway

• Guideway not affected by environmental pollutants • Energy regeneration during braking

The Patent Pending Steenstra GCM MagLev infrastructure provides a sustainable long-term solution for the transportation of goods from harbors and airports to transportation hubs. It also offers solutions for the long-distance transportation of people and goods between major cities.

Enabled by Magnetic Levitation

Electromagnets levitate the vehicle. A gap of 1 cm is created to allow frictionless movement.

Linear Induction Motor operates as an induction motor unrolled with the stator on the Vehicle, and the rotor being the track. The motor was fully tested to transit standards at the University of Texas- CEM.

At A Glance:                          AMT Propulsion

Propulsion Type                   Linear Induction Motor (LIM)

Motors per vehicle               2

Horsepower                          2300

Thrust                                     14,000 pounds

Power                                     Type 3-Phase AC

Current                                   1080 A

Voltage                                  750 V

sustainable development

• Clean construction

• Entirely electric operations

• No adverse electromagnetic interference

• Safe, quiet operation

• Energy efficient stations

• Emission free

• Paperless ticketing and onboard services

• Possibility for PV renewable energy generation atop guideway

• Guideway not affected by environmental pollutants • Energy regeneration during braking

low capital & operating costs, green technology

Power Regeneration

• During braking regeneration, the vehicle will recapture approximately 53% of kinetic energy and place excess power back onto the third rail system.

• The substation will use this regenerated power to:

a) feed the power rails in the opposite direction,

b) feed the Interconnecting Power Ring,

c) keep the back-up battery system fully charged

• This regeneration, along with our lightweight vehicle and frictionless operations enables the technology to require much less energy than conventional wheeled technologies.

Renewable Energy Use

• Using patented Solar Road technology will generate 5 MW of energy per five miles, weather permitting. Additional panels atop stations generate additional energy.

• Each MagLev carrier requires approximately 100 kWh per hour for full operations.

• On sunny days, our system can operate solely from generated solar energy.

The use of green technology and renewable energy will not only provide many environmental benefits to the community but will also make the system as a whole more efficient and cost-effective. The technology displays the following energy efficient features:

• Modern maglev technology and lightweight composite vehicles have the benefits of low specific energy consumption and almost unity power factor.

• It is expected that a significant percentage of total traction energy will be regenerated and fed back to be consumed by nearby trains.

• The latest state-of-the-art and energy efficient electrical equipment (e.g. transformers, motors, light fittings, etc.) have been incorporated in the system design.

• Efficient energy management is possible with proposed modern SCADA system by way of maximum demand (MD) and power factor control.

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