Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2024


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Christopher Kitts


As demands and cost for energy increase, the importance of energy saving devices will increase. Yet, as of now, the potential of such devices has yet to be fully realized. The Santa Clara University Smart Window considers the importance of energy saving devices and examines the potential of saving energy through a fully automated window. Ultimately, the Smart Window establishes a more efficient use of outdoor and indoor "energy" to create a more comfortable and user-friendly environment. This paper discusses the electronic design and implementation portion of the Smart Window research project. In particular, it focuses on the sensing, communications and actuator interface electronics to operate the Smart Window. In short, this thesis details the design and development of the electronic control systems of the Smart Window system.