CTO, Omnisens SA
BiographyEtienne Rochat received a MSc degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) and a PhD in science from the University of Neuchâtel. Prior to working for OMNISENS, Etienne worked as research scientist at ABB Corporate Research Centre (Switzerland), developing fibre sensors for remote pressure and temperature measurement in oil reservoir, then as research fellow at the University of Essex (UK) in non-conventional optical communication. Etienne Rochat joined OMNISENS in 2004. In 2009, he became R&D manager for fibre optic distributed sensing, then head of engineering in 2010 and CTO in 2013. He is in charge of product research & development for the company monitoring solution, focusing on optical interrogators, sensing cables and novel applications. The corresponding products are now deployed worldwide for pipeline monitoring (leak, intrusion, geotechnology) and power cable monitoring (load optimisation, fault finding).
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Inter-Array Cable protection system predictive maintenance using Distributed acoustic sensing