Developing a vertical levitating pod with the help of Stud
Last year we at Delft Hyperloop tried to make a giant innovative leap by trying to levitate as the first hyperloop team in history. We are using a Hybrid-Electromagnetic system (H-EMS) that combines the powers of permanent magnets and electromagnets. This system is carrying the complete 255kg of the pod and has some very sensitive equipment. Even a few millimeters offset to the track can disrupt the whole functionality of the system. For this reason, we check multiple thousand times per second what this offset is, since we want to stay in the optimal range. The concept of H-EMS has been known for longer, but this is the first implementation of it in a student hyperloop prototype. Thanks to Stud for helping us fund this part, and making sure we can bring new innovations to the European Hyperloop Week competition every year.