The aim of the project is the development of a mobile high voltage warning system. It is based on an innovative measuring principle for the detection of electric fields. The system can contactless determine electrical fields without interfering the field and deduce the location of the source. This principle can be used e.g. to localise high-voltage cables for autonomous drones. On the other hand, the system provides a system with high inherent safety through galvanic isolation for use in work areas of high voltage engineering (line inspection, substations, work safety). The measuring principle is scalable and therefore miniaturizable, which in turn enables its use in the mass market.

Fiber-optical probe inside of a field-plate configuration.

Fiber-optical probe inside of a field-plate configuration.



Duration 15/12/2017 - 31/08/2019
Funding Sonstige
Program aws Wissenstransferzentren und IPR-Verwertung
Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Micro and Nano Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Steiner
Project members Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wilfried Hortschitz Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Kahr, BSc Mag. Mag. Dr. Michael Stifter



Kahr, M.; Stifter, M.; Steiner, H.; Hortschitz, W.; Kovacs, G.; Kainz, A.; Schalko, J.; Keplinger, F. (2018). MOEMS Based Single Chip Lorentz Force Magnetic Gradiometer. Proceedings Eurosensors 2018, Vol. 2, iss. 13: 724


Characterisation of a Quadrupol Magnetic Field Configuration with a Lorentz Force based MOEMS Gradiometer

IEEE Sensors 2018, Delhi, Indien, 29/10/2018

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