Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

King, Brian M.


The purpose of this project was to develop an automated test system for laser control circuit board assemblies. By providing a system with which IPG Photonics can test their laser control boards, other related Fiber Optic Amplifier hardware will be shielded from destructive board failures. We built a custom software and hardware package to measure various parameters of the laser control boards verifying correct modular operation. The scalable LabVIEW-based on solution was designed to include a user defined pass-fail criteria and a board failure analysis tool. Analysis of verification tests prove that the test system is reliable.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering