Auto-Splice Conductivity Analyzer (ASCA) is designed to determine current imbalance in overhead transmission line cables. From the resulting magnetic field around the cables' strands, this imbalance can be found, and used to verify if the splice is faulty. The device has an LCD on it, which shows the intensity of the magnetic field around the splice. There are also a couple of LEDs on the device, which lets the user know if the intensity of the magnetic field is within range or out of range. ASCA can be attached to the wire as a slide-on device to obtain data.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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