Advantages of Inductrack system are; low weight low power requirements non adhesive drive system Disadvantages are; early development status lack of control over levitation
Travel Speeds At 300 kmph cheaper than flying!!!! Maglev
MagLev vs. Conventional Trains MagLev Trains Conventional TrainsNo Friction = Less Routine MaintenanceMaintenance NeededNo Engine = No fuel Engine requires fossilrequired fuelsSpeeds in excess of Speeds up to 110 mph300 mph
Better for the Environment Less energy consumption because no rail- track friction Requires no fossil fuel MagLev guideways & trains take up less space than conventional trains Less noise pollution
Obstacles Expensive guideway. Existence of conventional high speed train. Health concerns due to electromagnetic fields. Lack of investment
MagLev Applications Disneyland’s California Adventure Coaster& roller coaster uses MagLev technology to propel car from 0-55 mph in less than 5 seconds! Disneyland® - California Screamin
Other applications are- U.S. military is looking into using MagLev Possible uses could include: Rocket launching Aircraft carrier launching pad Space craft launching
Present Scenario Commercially viable It will run for commercial service At present countries like germany, japan & china have shown their interest. Since 1990 maglev has gained status of nationally funded project.
Conclusion Department of Energy, found that “maglev technology” is a technically feasible transportation system. The Inductrack technology will require a long and expensive development period
References  R. F. Post,The Inductrack; a simpler approach to magnetic levitation.  Richard F., RYUTOV, Dmitri D. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “THE INDUCTRACK APPROACH TO MAGNETIC LEVITATION SYSTEM.  Post, Richard F., Kratz, Robert, “Halbach Arrays for Maglev Applications,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. September 1999.  Post, Richard F., “Inductrack Demonstration Model,” Report UCRL-ID-129664,February 3, 1998.  Dusty Funk & Kyle Getsla Project Advisor: Dr. Anakwa, May 12, 2006; MAGNETIC LEVITATION FINAL REPORT.