Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Faculty Advisor

Polizzotto, Leonard

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


The fully automated transformer tester (FATT) was designed to test the efficiency of thick-film planar transformers in a switch mode power supply environment (flyback converter). LabVIEW is used to automate the test process, including data acquisition and efficiency calculations. The FATT is able to operate over a switching frequency range of 100kHz to 1MHz, has independent duty cycle control, and is capable of dissipating in excess of 100W of power, transferred through the transformers.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering