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Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a crucial role in smart grids by providing the means to monitor information on demand from the grid, energy bills, and consumption habits and peaks—all essential to balancing supply and demand predictably and in real time.
Data is gathered by sensors positioned on transportation networks, the grid, and at consumers’ premises via smart meters. The information is analyzed at macro level and useful information on grid status is extracted. CEA Tech research addresses multiple issues, from developing sensors to data processing and storage systems with the overall objective of providing the necessary tools to optimize electricity production and consumption.
In research conducted for a nuclear-industry equipment manufacturer, CEA-List, a CEA Tech institute, developed a new ionizing radiation measurement device. Built on the most advanced technology around, the device was designed to meet the requirements of use in nuclear power plants.
The city of San Francisco is keeping a close eye on air pollution with a little help from a startup from France and its real-time air-quality monitoring solution.
A system for detecting transitory faults on medium-voltage electrical distribution networks was developed to prevent power outages before they occur. It can detect and locate very early indicators of wear or damage to cables.
After a successful fundraising round in late 2018, Morphosense has reached a new milestone, earning ATEX Z1 and Z21 certifications for its NEURON system. ATEX certifies conformity with EU regulations for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres containing gases and dusts.
The first-ever proof-of-concept prototypes that enable the creation of printed subsystems were recently completed using a second-generation transistor technology. This advance will pave the way toward the development of demonstrators with optimized electronic integration for specific applications.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.