Condition monitoring of marine gearboxes based on wireless, energy-autonomous sensor nodes

Industry 4.0
XXL products
Project title Condition monitoring of marine gearboxes based on wireless, energy-autonomous sensor nodes (CoMoGear)
Project duration 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2018
Press release

Cost-effective condition monitoring of highly stressed components in marine transmissions is the aim of the research project CoMoGear. For this an energy self-sufficient and wireless sensor network is developed. Miniaturized sensor nodes monitor torque, rotational speeds, temperatures as well as the wear condition of the torque transmitting components. The energy needed to operate the sensors is obtained from the environment, for example by using the generator principle at the input or output shaft. Thus, the system operates wirelessly and without an external energy supply, whereby the installation and maintenance costs decrease significantly. Sensor and radio technology and autonomous energy supply are to be brought together to a condition monitoring system (CMS) in the course of the research project. In addition, a demonstrator shall be developed.

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  • 17.01.2018, 10:00 h - 15:00 h
  • IPH (Seminarraum), Hollerithallee 6, 30419 Hannover
  • 06.09.2017, 10:00 h - 14:00 h
  • Mircosensys GmbH, Erfurt
  • 11.05.2017, 10:00 h - 14:00 h
  • Reintjes GmbH, Hameln
  • 18.01.2017, 11:00 h - 14:00 h
  • IPH – Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gGmbH, Hollerithallee 6, 30419 Hannover
  • 24.08.2016, 13:00 h - 15:30 h
  • HSG-IMIT, Institut für Mikro- und Informationstechnik, Wilhelm-Schickard-Str. 10, 78052 Villingen-Schwenningen

Publications about the project

Marine gearboxes ensure the reliability of the entire ship. Therefore a timely maintenance is crucial. To decrease maintenance costs and increase security, IPH develops a wireless and energy-autonomous measurement system to monitor marine gearboxes from afar.

gearbox, ship, condition monitoring, maintenance


The project no. 03SX417A is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the research programme Next-Generation Maritime Technologies and coordinated by Project Management Jülich (PTJ).


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