Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R.


Accidental crane collisions with power lines often result in fatalities or injuries from electrocution. The goal of this project was to create an AC Electric Field sensing device that can be mounted to a crane arm to warn the operator of a dangerous proximity of energized wires. The report covers the important background information for the project's scope. The Project Design Analysis Section describes the design of the system modules. The Performance Analysis Section explains how well the final prototype met the design specifications.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering