A Novel Sensor to Monitor Railway Earthworks - Energy Harvesting Case Study (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015)

Mr Roger J Hazelden, Technology Leader, Sensors & Optoelectronics
TRW Conekt
United Kingdom
Apr 29, 2015.


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Presentation Summary

• TRW Conekt is developing a novel optical sensor for monitoring slippage of railway earthworks
• The sensor must use energy harvesting to ensure continuous service without battery replacement
• This case study will describe the design process for energy harvesting and the trade-offs to ensure a successful outcome

Speaker Biography (Roger J Hazelden)

Roger Hazelden is Technology Leader for Sensors & Optoelectronics at TRW Conekt, the technology and engineering consultancy business of TRW Automotive.
Roger has over 25 years of experience in solving sensing and measurement problems for Conekt's clients in the aerospace, automotive, defence and intelligent transport sectors, often exploiting cross-sector technology transfer. His group at Conekt specialises in making measurements within hostile and "difficult" environments as well as the related issues of sensor signal conditioning, robust electronics, energy harvesting and wired or wireless data transmission. He is author or co-author of more than 25 papers and 15 patents.

Company Profile (TRW Conekt)

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TRW Conekt, based in Solihull (UK), is the consultancy and engineering test services business of TRW Automotive. It generates new ideas and applies science and technology to product development, manufacture and validation for a wide range of customers in diverse industries such as automotive, aerospace, defence, oil & gas and intelligent transport systems.
Combining the skills of specialist engineers with in-house UKAS accredited test facilities, Conekt is uniquely positioned to offer a complete service from feasibility studies, concept design and development through prototype and validation testing to low volume manufacture and systems integration.
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