Bringing digital horsepower to enable commerce and goods to move faster and more efficiently

For decades, GE scientists and engineers have revolutionized locomotive engine design and performance with physical breakthroughs in combustion, electric power and advanced materials. Today, they are leading the digitization of locomotives and the rail network itself, bringing digital horsepower to enable operations at increased speeds and efficiencies of trains on the track.

During the past decade, teams of researchers at GE Research led the development of digital platforms like Trip Optimizer, Movement Planner and Railyard Planner. These platforms have given our rail customers digital oversight and the ability to optimize the movement of individual locomotives to entire fleets along their networks.

With added digital horsepower, we’re providing tools to our customers that allows them to manage and optimize fuel efficiency. This is saving rail customers hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel costs and helping them improve the speed at which they can move commerce and goods for their customers. 

  • MEMSuite™

    GE Research has developed powerful test software to allow for the integration and synchronization of complex measurements to work with a wide variety of test equipment and devices focused on MEMS. 

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  • Trip Optimizer for Railroads

    GE Research's Trip Optimizer is an easy-to-use control system that allows the crew or dispatcher to achieve on-time arrival with the least possible fuel use.

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  • Hybrid Electric Propulsion for Aviation

    At GE Research, our Electric Power team is developing a hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion system for next generation aircraft.

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  • Charge-Balanced SiC FETs

    A disruptive high-voltage solid-state switch based on silicon carbide super-junction, also known as charge-balanced (SiC CB) technology.

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    Charge-Balanced SiC FETs for Breakthrough Power Conversion
  • Digital Twin Framework

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  • Digital Ghost: Real-Time, Active Cyber Defense

    Resiliency and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure control systems.

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  • Foundry & Device Fabrication Services

    We offer the opportunity to work with our team in a collaborative R&D arrangement, flexible to your business, or more directly through one of our core services.

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  • Modeling and Simulation-based Engineering

    We help you identify critical product design and performance needs and develop a customized approach for solving design challenges and scaling solutions.

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  • Industrial Ecosystems

    “See the Future” of an entire industry landscape, understand the interdependencies, and position innovation.

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  • Material Characterization

    Throughout the past 100+ years, the Material Characterization team has applied their historical expertise to tackle the world’s toughest material challenges.

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    Material Characterization
  • Related Technologies

    Technology capabilities related to this sector

  • Digital Technologies

    Delivering business value with foundational systems and applications that make up the ecosystem to digitally manage critical business data and operations

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  • Edge Computing

    Pushing data collection, analytics and compute capability to the Edge to manage industrial machines more dynamically with security and safety

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  • Software & Analytics

    Harnessing the power of computing, data and analytics to enable optimization of industrial assets

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  • Mechanics & Design

    Pushing the boundaries of mechanical technology to improve durability, affordability, efficiency, and power density of industrial products and services

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  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Envisioning a world where service robots work with and for us, shoulder-to-shoulder and over long distances, to address dull, dirty and dangerous work

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  • Materials

    Delivering advanced, disruptive material solutions to drive performance, cost and durability across diverse product lines

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  • Controls & Optimization

    Leveraging controls, estimation, optimization, operations research, and risk management to increase customer outcomes

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  • Electric Power

    Pushing the boundaries of electrical technology while accelerating the electrification of products around the world

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  • Electronics & Sensing

    Developing breakthrough electronics and sensing solutions with a focus on extreme integration across technologies, form factors and harsh environments

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  • Artificial Intelligence

    Enabling the smart Industrial Internet by connecting minds and industrial machines to enable intelligent and user-friendly products

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Experience in Other Sectors

  • Advanced Manufacturing Industry

    Advanced Manufacturing

    The next great leap in advanced manufacturing technology is being driven by the power of advanced materials, 3D printing, automation and artificial intelligence.

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  • Aerospace-Industry


    Discover how GE Research is taking air travel from the stratosphere to outer space. Learn about our latest advances in aerospace engineering and science.

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  • custom-solutions

    Custom Solutions

    GE Research scientists innovate at the intersection of domain expertise and industry experience.

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  • Defense and Security Industry

    Defense & Security

    We apply our vast experience in advanced materials, complex turbomachinery and advanced cyber protections to advance critical military infrastructure and systems.

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  • Healthcare Industry


    The convergence of digital technologies with physics and biology is transforming the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world.

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  • Power and Energy Industry

    Power & Energy

    Today, GE researchers are on the front lines of defining a new chapter in energy that is more diverse, more distributed and more digitized in how it is managed.

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