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Satellite based operation and management of local low traffic lines (SATLOC)

Objective

The project addresses the development of innovative GNSS Safety of Live (SoL) application in the train control speed supervision, train control and traffic management of low traffic lines (LTL). The application contributes to the adoption of EGNOS as a precursor and to the introduction of Galileo in the rail safety related domain. Application is in a broad context since it introduces the GNSS train positioning and speed determination with SoL characteristics in all critical operations of a railway line. The project includes the development and integration of new concept, software, hardware, services and datasets compatible with the current evolution of the rail signalling and rail standards. The selection of LTL application demonstrates the complementarity and migration to the ETCS when GNSS is applied in a holistic approach.

Overall objective:
Develop and demonstrate by real train operation the innovative concept of applying the GNSS SoL to railway safety and produce advanced operation on low traffic lines and hence:
• Stimulate adoption of EGNOS within new innovative rail operation with important market impact and with important effects on socio-economic, mobility and environment;
• Prepare markets for Galileo introduction since EGNOS is the precursor of GALILEO. Enablers will be created including the awareness and preparation of the railway operations to immediately apply the new system;
• Stimulate EU GNSS industry competitiveness in domains which are reputed (railway safety, railway integrated operations) for using mostly traditional ground-based technologies and conservative for global approach. The railway industries and the satellite navigation industries will cooperate.
The overall result is the full specification, applied technology and live demonstration – to create impact and proof of feasibility and economic evidence, validated and certified under the EU ruling and applied on the line Brasov – Zarnesti of the RCCF-TRANS (Romania).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

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

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 262 680,48
Administrative Contact
George Barbu (Mr.)

Participants (10)

TELESPAZIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 551,52
Address
Via Tiburtina 965
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Saitto (Mr.)
Westinghouse Brake and Signal Holdings Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 409,60
Address
Portland House, Bressenden Place
SW1E 5BF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Chadwick (Mr.)
FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 139 217,60
Address
Roseggerstrasse 15
4600 Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johann Kastner (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURITE.
France
EU contribution
€ 41 232
Address
Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville 2
94114 Arcueil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marion Berbineau (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 568
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eckehard Schnieder (Prof.)
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 44 208
Address
Gatwick Road Northwood Park
RH10 9XN Crawley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Smith (Mr.)
S.C. RC-CF TRANS S.R.L.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 122 459,52
Address
Str Oltului 2
500283 Brasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ioan Nodea (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 178 512
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franz Kaiser (Mr.)
AUTORITATEA FEROVIARA ROMANA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 6 360
Address
Calea Grivitei 393 Sector 1
010719 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcisa Vilau (Ms.)
HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 125,28
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio De Luca