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A railway automatic track warning system based on distributed personal mobile terminals

Objective

The objective of the ALARP project is therefore to study, design and develop an innovative more efficient Automatic Track Warning System (ATWS) to improve the safety of railway trackside workers.
ALARP ATWS will able to selectively inform the trackside workers about approaching trains on the track, maintenance events on power lines and/or safety equipment in the concerned tracks that may put at risk workers’ safety (e.g. being hit by a train or by an electric shock) emergencies on tracks and tunnels nearby the workers (e.g. fires in a tunnel, toxic smoke, etc.), escape routes in case of emergencies; keep track of the status and localisation of the workers (and especially those at risk, not responding) and of the operating conditions of devices;
The proposed ALARP concept) will be based on the following main components: the track-side train presence alert device (TPAD), able to sense an approaching train on the interested track without interfering with the signalling system; a set of distributed, low-cost, wearable, context-aware, robust, trustable and highly reliable, wireless Mobile Terminals (MTs) to inform the workers about possible approaching trains and/or other events that could put at risk their safety.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Coordinator

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 559 930
Administrative Contact
Sonia Caviglia (Ms.)

Participants (6)

FTW FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM TELEKOMMUNIKATION WIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 340 305
Address
Donau City Strasse 1/3
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sue Ivan (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 640
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renzo Pinzani (Prof.)
RESILTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 359 559,60
Address
Via B Gigli 27 Latignano Pisa
56021 Cascina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorenzo Falai (Dr.)
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 580 505,80
Address
Advanced Technology Center
31053 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Meir Amir (Mr.)
PROPRS Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 400
Address
Hurst Rise Road 58
OX2 9HQ Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Gralewski (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 269,60
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ralph Bruder (Prof.)