Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.


The purpose of this project was to create a power line proximity alarm to serve as a safety device for the operation of boomed industrial vehicles and equipment. The two-part system consisted of a sensor unit and a base unit, connected by a wireless radio-frequency link. The sensor detects the magnitude of the electric field and transmits this information to the base station, which then alerts the operator of a potential electrocution hazard with an audible alarm.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering