|Case Western Reserve University
|EECS - Electrical Engineering
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This thesis discusses the development of an ultraviolet sensor for use in harsh environments, in particular high temperature environments. The sensor is constructed of silicon carbide components for this reason. The sensor creates a frequency modulated signal that is based on the change in light spectrum. The signal is transmitted wirelessly to a receiver circuit. Background information related to the sensor design is presented, as well as design considerations that were explored during the sensor development. The process of building the sensor is discussed, as well the resulting signal output characteristics of the sensor when it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.