Hermann Kemper

Summary

Hermann Kemper (5 April 1892 in Nortrup – 13 July 1977) was a German engineer and pioneer in magnetic levitation.

Hermann Kemper
Born(1892-04-05)5 April 1892
Died13 July 1977(1977-07-13) (aged 85)
NationalityGerman
OccupationEngineer

Herman Kemper began his research on magnetic levitation in 1922.[1] In 1933, Kemper constructed a working circuit for hovering on the principle of electromagnetic levitation, using electromagnetic attraction. He was awarded the Reichs Patent number 643316, "Schwebebahn mit räderlosen Fahrzeugen, die an eisernen Fahrschienen mittels magnetischer Felder schwebend entlang geführt wird" (the invention of a hovertrack with wheelless vehicles which hover along iron rails using magnetic fields).[2] This invention eventually led to the development of Transrapid.

In 1972, he received recognition of his research achievements, the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hermann Kemper- Maglev Genius". Maglev.net. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. ^ DE 643316  Schwebebahn mit räderlosen Fahrzeugen, die an eisernen Fahrschienen mittels magnetischer Felder schwebend entlang geführt werden; Hermann Kemper, Dipl.-Ing.