Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Electrical and Computer Engineering


The home is the place where people should feel the most comfortable. Considerable technological development is dedicated to making the home more comfortable; smart appliances are a good example of this. There is always a market for products that provide easier control of home appliances and electrical devices. With this in mind, I have designed and implemented a PC-controlled Home Automation System (HAS). This HAS allows complete control of home appliances and electrical devices from the homeowner's IBM-compatible PC. make use of advanced technology in the transmission of the control signals by way of power-lines already present in the home. The HAS greatly increases the comfort of the home.



Faculty Mentor

Ronald Thurgood

Departmental Honors Advisor

Toreel Allensen