Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this MQP was to implement a microprocessor controlled circuit breaker device to prevent persistent faults within a system. The microprocessor via the associated Hall Effect sensor constantly monitors the system for instant increase in current and determines whether to open or close the main relay. Sudden and excessive increase in current alarms the smart circuit breaker to open while gradual and minor increases are ignored. The smart circuit breaker is to close only when the fault is cleared. The device functionality was tested and demonstrated using theoretical simulations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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