Inductrack Articles

Inductrack is a completely passive magnetic levitation train system, using only unpowered loops of wire in the track and permanent magnets (in Halbach arrays) on the train to achieve levitation. Inductrack was invented by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Richard F. Post. The only power required is to push the train forward, with increasing levitation force generated as the velocity of the train increases over the loops of wire.

The following is a mixture of media articles and technical reports about Inductrack, all in Acrobat pdf format.

General Media Articles


Government Reports


Inductrack Presentations


Technical Articles




Electric Cargo Conveyor System (ECCO)


One promising proposed deployment of Inductrack is the Fast Freight Maglev Project or ECCO (Electric Cargo Conveyor System):

The following U.S. patents have been issued on various aspects of Inductrack: