Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.


The goal of this project is to increase the overall redundancy, and ease-of-use during installation and operation, of large-format LED video displays for the professional touring and outdoor display industry. Using design concepts found in large-scale redundant networks, the system dynamically scales video output to the LED display and provides adaptive real-time fault detection and failover behaviors to ensure reliability in rigorous outdoor environments. This ultimately simplifies installation of a system, eliminating the need for the individual addressing of panels and alignment of video content. The designed system is inherently redundant and the ability to sustain failure of its components increases with the size of the display making it ideal for live applications.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering