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Galileo Localization for Railway Operation Innovation

Objective

The European satellite based localization system Galileo which is currently put into operation promises innovative solutions for transport. The goal of this project is to apply Galileo as a base for migration from conventional railway localization equipment towards guaranteed Galileo Safety of Life (SoL) services for transportation. Since in Europe nearly 50% of all railway lines belong to secondary railway lines (and probably even more in non-European countries), this sector may be assumed as a niche but could rise to a mass market if the number about 50,000 locomotives in Europe is regarded. Reaching for safe, efficient and energy saving train control the new resulting localization unit promises a short-term return on investment (ROI).
The outline for the project GaLoROI therefore aims on replacing trackside or manual localization technique by satellite based localization equipment on trains. This fundamental shift of paradigm generates the localization data at the source of movement to the train. This corresponds also to ETCS level 3. Railway Operators will be enabled to replace expensive and old track side equipment by modern on-board satellite based localization units. On-board satellite based localization supply the train control and protection as well as interlocking and track vacancy detection with safe and accurate position information at lower costs. Cost-intensive maintenance of track side equipment will not be necessary anymore. If satellite based localization is integrated into a modern train control system, the capacity and/ or frequency of trains will increase and thus will enable more attractively public transport solutions and freight transport. Localization and train control could benefit through satellite based localization. Moreover optimized train dispatching will benefit from precise localization as well as energy optimized runs of trains.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2011-GSA-1-b
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IQST GMBH -INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION
Address
Hermann Blenk Strasse 22
38108 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Administrative Contact
Uwe Becker (Dr.)

Participants (5)

SEPTENTRIO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 76 226,40
Address
Interleuvenlaan 15I
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Suskind (Mr.)
BBR - BAUDIS BERGMANN ROSCH VERKEHRSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 872
Address
Pillaustrasse 1E
38126 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Walden (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE.
France
EU contribution
€ 117 173,28
Address
Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville 2
94114 Arcueil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juliette Marais (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 053,28
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eckehard Schnieder (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 125,04
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Lauer (Dr.)