Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This project proposes the design of a system capable of detecting hazardous stray voltage levels that may appear on surrounding objects due to faulty wiring. The device consists of two sensing directional antennas, analog and digital signal processing circuitry and an LCD display. Utilizing differential signal analysis techniques, the device is capable of determining the direction and distance to a stray voltage source. In lab tests, the device successfully detected and located a four foot electrified pole at a distance of seven feet.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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