The propulsion team is in charge of developing, testing, and integrating a linear induction motor(LIM) that will propel the pod. A LIM is a motor that utilizes an iron core and copper wiring in an
alternating current to create three-phase power in a linear direction. For this reason, LIMs are an important component for propulsion and levitation in MagLev trains, such as the bullet train. Our team makes our LIMs on campus, and will continue to do so moving forward.