Revolutionising how
better decisions
are made.

Unparalleled historical insights, real-time monitoring and the ability to predict the future: A holistic network view that will change your way of making decisions.

The world is full of vibrations. Using the latest AI and Machine Learning approaches, we constantly improve our unique capabilities to interpret and understand them – deriving highly valuable, actionable information that will take your operations to the next level.

Every vibration has
a story to tell …

… and the world is full of vibrations.

We translate these stories
into valuable information …

… that will revolutionise how better
decisions are made.

The Sensonic Edge Device turns fiber optic cables into a distributed acoustic sensor.

Vibrations occuring along
your network will
radiate against the fiber …

… and are now detected in real
time by the Sensonic Edge Device.

The Sensonic Solution then derives a digital twin of all these vibrations.

How do we do it?

Intelligent algorithms, developed and trained with latest
Machine Learning form the core of our solution.

From Problem to Solution
A data driven journey that will lead to better decisions

Transforming large amounts of data into actionable information in real time requires smart and powerful solutions. At Sensonic, we develop algorithms dedicatedly for this purpose. We train them with latest Machine Learning approaches and Artificial Intelligence findings. We have set up an AI pipeline that tests, compares and evaluates models with different features, settings and methods fully automatically. Optimised models can then be rolled out and evaluated on the systems in the field again.

This requires close cooperation with our customers and partners. Why? Because reference systems and ground truth are crucial to carry out this evaluation. With each roundtrip and with each additional installation, the algorithms become better and better and can also be optimised with regard to the respective installation and its processes.

  • Problem Definition
    What the Sensonic Solution can do for you.

    The Sensonic Solution has proven its power in global installations throughout various fields of applications. Whether you want to get a real-time overview on train traffic all along your network or monitor your infrastructure live 24/7 and get notifications for any events and activities taking place next to the fiber optic cable:

    Let’s find out what your use cases would be and how to combine them.

  • Data Gathering
    From 0 to terabytes of data in no time.

    The system is set up simply and quickly. According to the requirements of your use cases, the Sensonic Solution will instantly collect raw data. In parallel, ground truth data will be implemented to the system. Data preparation and segregation can start and we start labelling the data to get ready for translation into actionable information.

  • Analytics Applied
    Starting over and turn right into action.

    To derive actionable information by analysing data, the Sensonic Solution utilises intelligent algorithms. These are developed by a combination of signal processing, machine and deep learning. As we apply latest approaches and combine our experience with up-to-date know how from partners who are experts in these fields, this can be initiated with just a small amount of data already. That said, the system starts providing you with desired information right away.

    Over time, the scope of information and the quality can even increase by an applied model training pipeline. That means that new applications can be developed together whilst proven algorithms will learn and improve with each installation worldwide.

  • Get Insights
    Visualised information or actionable data
    – your choice.

    Intelligent algorithms transform labelled data into highly valuable information. These algorithms will constantly improve and learn with each installation by means of Machine Learning and Deep Learning. That said, the system starts providing you with desired information right away. Over time, the scope of information and the quality can even increase by an applied model training pipeline and thus the use cases can even be extended.

  • User Feedback
    Together we grow ever stronger.

    With the Sensonic Solution in place you’re perfectly equipped to optimize your operations based on better decisions – but this is only the start of our common journey. By your feedback, the solution will grow ever stronger as we use your inputs for continuous development of our intelligent algorithms. Adaptions to real-life requirements will increase the system’s potential exactly along your needs. Let’s make it happen together.

Enabling
better
decisions

  • Holistic, 24/7 real-time-view of all activities along your network
  • Generate forecasts by combining live data from the digital twin with historic data
  • Detect any rail vehicle without specific onboard requirements
  • Minimal investment and follow-up costs compared to pure onboard solutions
  • Simple and quick rollout: just power, internet and fiber optic cables are needed

Available Solution

Track Condition Monitoring

Sensonic's Track Condition Monitoring Solution aids the track maintainers in targeted maintenance of track which helps with

  1. Optimising and prioritising track maintenance
  2. Checking the efficacy of maintenance interventions
  3. Improving overall track health resulting in higher operational safety.

To achieve this, the Sensonic solution provides you with holistic information on the condition of track through periodic reports. These contain a track vibration heatmap that highlights degraded locations on track.

The Sensonic Solution continuously monitors the complete track on a 24x7 basis. It transforms every operational train into a measurement train. The vibrational response, or the digital twin, of the monitored tracks is a reliable indicator of track condition.

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Available Solution

Detect Humans Walking

The high sensitivity of the Sensonic Solution enables the detection of minimal vibration energies sourcing from people walking near or on the track. A warning on these events reduces the threat to and from humans in the railway environment.

Detect Humans Walking supports in cases of

  • Humans intruding restricted areas
  • People performing potentially dangerous activities along the track
  • Maintenance and service teams working on the track
  • Personal walking in tunnels and on bridges
  • Passengers abandoning a stranded train
  • Emergency services preparing for rescue missions
  • Planners assessing protection measures
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Available Solution

Detection of Cable Theft

Theft of copper cables is a major problem for rail operators and is often associated with fiber damages due to careless digging efforts. The Sensonic Solution provides real-time warnings that enable service teams to reduce the risk of these events happening. However, in case of any successful theft attempt, the solution provides the accurate location of the damage.

Protection of Cable Theft supports with

  • active supervision to digging to prevent damage and
  • reactive localisation in case of damage
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Available Solution

Train Traffic Optimisation

Analysing train traffic has a huge potential for more efficient train operation. Measures based on continuous train positions achieve an increase of throughput by 10% and more.

The Sensonic Solution provides tailored information for planners to identify velocity patterns having negative effects on the capacity based on continuous train tracking. It enables dispatchers to optimise train schedules and helps to identify uprising problems as soon as they appear. Algorithms support the customer-based prediction systems with more accurate models.

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One Stop Shop Solutions:
for better performance

We think that the use cases shown impressively prove that FOS can contribute significantly to mastering the major challenges in various segments: increasing capacities, reducing costs and minimising risks.

The potential of this technology: it is not a question of if or when, but how to make the best use of this information.

Higher Capacity

Reduced Costs

Minimised Risk

  • train journeys
  • train characteristics
  • train integrity
  • track defect warning
  • continuous track monitoring
  • partial derailment
  • physical protection
  • localisation of flash over
  • continuous wheel monitoring
  • protecting critical infrastructure
  • monitor natural hazards
  • fiber health monitoring
  • fiber physical protection