WSN and Energy Harvesting for Railway Applications (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2009)

Miss Oriane Gatin, Wireless Telecommunication Project Manager
Nov 03, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • SNCF Various Activities
  • Expected Outcomes from WSN and Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Studied and Foreseen Applications

Speaker Biography (Oriane Gatin)

Oriane Gatin is a project manager specialising in WSN technologies and applications from the Innovation & Research Department of SNCF, the French railway company. Oriane aims to develop WSN in the railway sector, leading to intelligent transport systems, predictive maintenance and efficient ways to make measures in a harsh industrial environment. Oriane has been involved in, and has led several projects which resulted in field experiments on high speed trains, regional trains and freight trains. Energy harvesting systems represent a great opportunity for railway applications, especially those based on vibrations to power embedded sensors.

Company Profile (SNCF)

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SNCF is a French Profit Public Body and has 3 main strategic activities:
  • passengers transport: urban, suburban, regional and long-distance travel. Over one billion people are carried each year, of which 572 millions in Paris area.
  • freight and logistics, with Geodis, an integrated supply chain operator in 120 countries.
  • Infrastructure and Engineering: traffic management, exportation and valuation of French railway expertise, maintenance and network upgrades in France and abroad: over 10 000 km of tracks are maintained in France.
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