Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design and create a hand-held device that can detect stray voltage sources from a distance of a few meters away. The detector consists of a directional antenna, an analog signal processing circuit powered by a 9V battery, and a grounded shield to eliminate parasitic sources. The device is configured to detect electrified sources at 60Hz and the signal strength is shown through an LED bar display driven by a digital A/D circuit.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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