Presenter Information

Michael Davis

Research Advisor

Herrick, Thomas J.
Hubing, Todd H.

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Funding Source

The author would like to to thank the 1990 Opportunities for the Undergraduate Research Experience (OURE) Program and the A. B. Chance Company for their financial support of the project.

Meeting Name

1st Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1991: Apr., Rolla, MO)


A. B. Chance Company of Centralia, Missouri requested a study of the latest state-of-the- art technology to measure voltage and current on a normal distribution power line. (4kV - 35kV)

The particular device that A. B. Chance needs must be relatively inexpensive, $200.00 per measurement, reliable, and capable of being manufactured by them.

Four types of power line measurement techniques were investigated; electrooptics/magnetooptics, present day measurement devices, the Raychem Line Monitor, and remote voltage and current sensing (RVCS).

The remote voltage and current sensing idea is the basis of the following report.

Research Category

Improving Structures

Document Type


Presentation Date

April 1991