AIOT System of Systems

GE Hydro France is entering Industry 4.0 and looking for solutions to build an AIOT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) system of systems. Critical success factors identified were time to market, set-up time, deployment costs and solution versatility to the GE Hydro’s Assets families. The selected proposal came from two French companies, CATIE, a digital technology transfer centre that brings the 6TRON platform and its expertise in embedded system design, and Aquila Technologies which brings its industrial know-how and industrial design expertise, who are set to offer a complete IIoT solution with embedded AI enabling rapid and customizable prototyping, designed for scalability and industrialisation.

Digital Challenge Owner

GE Hydro France
Enterprise
France
Energy
www.ge.com/renewableenergy/

As part of GE Renewables Energy, GE’s Hydro business provides a comprehensive range of various solutions (Large & Small new Hydro Projects, Storage, Digital solutions), from design to commissioning, as well as Services for the maintenance and upgrades of all the plants through their life cycle.

Digital Challenge Solution Providers

CATIE
SME
France
IoT
www.catie.fr

Aquila Technologies
SME
France
IoT
www.aguila.fr

CATIE and Aguila Technologies, along with Digifed’s Minalogic, have taken up the challenge.  CATIE, a digital technology transfer centre that brings the 6TRON platform and its expertise in embedded system design, and Aguila Technologies which brings its industrial know-how and industrial design expertise, are set to offer a complete IIoT solution with embedded AI enabling rapid and customisable prototyping, designed for scalability and industrialisation.

Digital Challenge Proposed Solution

To tackle GE Hydro’s challenge CATIE and Aguila Technologies will design and implement the IIoT solution to read, synchronize and record sensor data. A custom-made solution for the MIV monitoring and failure detection will be available at the end of this project. CATIE is the leading partner and involved in two main aspects: the design and prototyping of the IIoT solution and the data modelling and embedded AI with a strong help from GE Hydro experts for AI modelling and embedded strategies. CATIE is also involved in the integration and test phase to ensure an agile development of the Cyber-Physical Systems embedding GE Hydro expertise for feature extraction and data processing. It will be ready for industrialization process by design and packaged with sensors, processing, power management and connectivity. A device management system will be also included.

Insights from our first Digital Challenge Owner – GE Hydro – can be found here.

This project is being monitoring by DigiFed partner Minalogic.