Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Major

Electrical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Research Sponsor

Dr. Jose Alexis De Abreu-Garcia

First Reader

Nathan Ida

Second Reader

Kye-Shin Lee

Abstract

This report outlines the design and implementation stages of the development of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) airflow, humidity, and temperature monitoring device. The purpose of the device is to collect data to inform manufacturers and users about the current operational status of the HVAC system in place. Information about the airflow, humidity, and temperature is to be collected and wirelessly transmitted to a central database, where the data can be stored for later use and processing. The sensors and transmitter are to be powered using only energy harvested from the system, so that this data can be obtained at no additional cost to the consumer.

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