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Rail RESEARCH: MORANE

Project Acronym: MORANE
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: MObile RAdio for railway Networks in Europe
Main contractor: SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS
Type organisation: Industry
Country: FR
Start date & duration: 1996-01-01 - 36 months
Area: Rail
Relevant tasks: 2.1.3.13 /2.1.3.14 /2.1.3.15
Total cost in kECUs: 84552
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 4298


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The MORANE project aims at developing an integrated radio system based on the GSM standard in the 900 MHz band for application in the European railway networks (GSM-R). The device will be able to support the requirements arising from 'ERTMS/ETCS applications and to be extended to multimedia services for passengers. This will entail an extension of the GSM standard system in order to meet the following operational and safety requirements: 1. Railway operations : Man Machine Interfaces (MMI), addressing and numbering schemes. 2. Railway telecommunications : broadcast and group calls, fast call set-up 'associated with the priority and pre-emption mechanisms. 3. ERTMS/European Rail Traffic Management System. Based on the extended GSM standard, a GSM demonstrator is to be developed to be fully compliant with the overall spectrum of railway requirements. This demonstrator is to be subsequently validated on a number of trial sites, entailing a diversity of topographical conditions. Towards this aim the project will develop a common set of test specifications and test tools which will create the bases for subsequent certification of GSM-R installations.

Secondary objective:

The results of this project will give a significant contribution towards the "Interoperability Technical Specifications" which are being developed as a consequence of the Council decision regarding the Directive on Interoperability

Demo Sites:

Demonstration sites on "SNCF, DB and FS" networks

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
1. European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) activities 2. Directive regarding Interoperability of High-Speed Train Network 3. Trans european Networks


Participants

Organisation Type Country
SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS Industry     FR
SWEDISH NATIONAL RAIL ADMINISTRATION Industry     SE
BR TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD Industry     GB
FERROVIE DELLO STATO - SOCIETÀ DI TRASPORTI E SERVIZI PER AZIONI Industry     IT
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG Industry     DE
DANISH RAILWAYS Industry     DK
RED NACIONAL DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPAÑOLES Industry     ES
ITALTEL SOCIETA ITALIANA TELECOMUNICAZIONI S.P.A. Industry     IT
KAPSCH AKFENGESELLSCHAFT Industry     AT
AEG MOBILE COMMUNICATION GMBH Industry     DE
ALCATEL SEL AG Industry     DE
SASIB RAILWAY S.P.A. Industry     IT
CS TRANSPORT Industry     FR
SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD Industry     GB
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SÉCURITÉ Research Organisation     FR

Coordinator's name: Mr Robert SARFATI
Address: SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS
rue de Londres, 45
75379 Paris
FR
Tel: +33-1-53429216
Fax: +33-1-53429270


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Emmanuel PARENT DE CURZON
Tel: +32-2-2963635
Fax: +32-2-2966174


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