Live power line and lead proximity estimation via real-time electric field sensor

Z. Sorchini, Philip T Krein

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A simple, real-time electric field sensor intended for proximity estimation is proposed. The sensor relies on capacitive induction to provide source strength and distance estimates. Field gradient information was found to be useful for proximity estimation, and is provided by the sensor configuration. A decision law, that processes sensor data to provide the user with clearance information, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)907-912
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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