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GTI 2017

The EVI-GTI Conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation

28 – 30 November 2017 | NH Barbizon Palace, Amsterdam

CPD 18 hours

Workshop programme

Workshop programme below. The main conference is separate and requires separate registration.

Monday 27 November 2017


Registration and welcome refreshments


Chair's Welcome

Pete Loftus, Head of Measurement Engineering, Rolls-Royce Plc, UK
Werner Schiffers, Specialist for Instrumentation, Rolls-Royce Electrical, UK


Keynote address: MEMS vibration energy harvesting for high temperature sensing

  • Recent advances in piezoelectric MEMS devices
  • CMOS rectification interfaces
  • Fully integrated sensor modules

Professor Ashwin Seshia, Professor of Microsystems Technology, University of Cambridge, UK


Refreshments and exhibition


Energy harvesting and wireless power delivery for sensor power supply in gas turbines

  • Thermoelectric devices
  • Kinetic harvesters
  • Wireless power transfer

Professor Paul Mitcheson, Professor in Electrical Energy Conversion, Imperial College, UK


Small power for the next Big Thing (a silicon approach with a thermoelectrics focus)

  • Energy autonomy
  • Micro and nanotechnologies
  • Activities on sensors and microenergy sources

Professor Luis Fonseca, Lead, MicroEnergy Sources and Sensor Integration Group, Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona IMB-CNM, Spain


Cyber Security for wireless sensing

Dr Robert Oats, Software Intensive Systems Engineer, Rolls Royce, UK




Data compression for wireless sensing

  • Overview of the dominant data compression strategies
  • Strategies to exploit redundancy in various data sources
  • Reduce the data volume with minimal effect on quality requirements

Dr Andrew Mills, Senior Research Fellow for the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK


Wireless passive sensing in harsh environments

  • motivation, history and future challenges in the application of passive wireless sensors in harsh environments

Taimur Aftab, PhD Student,  Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany


Delivering wireless instrumentation using Software Defined Radio

  • Electrically harsh operating environments
  • Adaptable wireless communications
  • Software defined radio (SDR) technologies

Dr Peter Green, Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK


Refreshments and exhibition


Smart engine stand tracker

Thomas Worle, SCITEK Consultants Ltd, UK


Open discussion

Facilitated by Pete Loftus, Head of Measurement Engineering, Rolls Royce, UK

  • General assessments
  • Next steps
  • EU program

Chair’s final remarks and close

Pete Loftus, Head of Measurement Engineering, Rolls Royce, UK

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.