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Smart Automation of Rail Transport

Objective

SMART main goal is to increase the quality of rail freight, as well as its effectiveness and capacity, through the contribution to automation of railway cargo haul at European railways.
In order to achieve the main goal, SMART will deliver the following measurable objectives:
• complete, safe and reliable prototype solution for obstacle detection and initiation of long distance forward-looking braking,
• short distance wagon recognition for shunting onto buffers,
• development of a real-time marshalling yard management system integrated into IT platform available at the market.
The SMART prototype solution for obstacle detection will provide prototype hardware and software algorithms for obstacle detection. The system will combine two night vision technologies - thermal camera and image intensifier with multi-stereo vision system and laser scanner in order to create fusion system for mid (up to 200 m) and long range ( up to 1000 m) obstacle detection during day and night operation, as well as operation during impaired visibility. By this planned fusion of sensors, the system will be capable, beside reliable detection of obstacle up to 1000 m, to provide short range (< 200 m) wagon recognition for shunting operations with a +/- 5 cm distance estimation tolerance.
The real-time marshalling yard management system will provide optimization of available resources and planning of marshalling operations in order to decrease overall transport time and costs associated with cargo handling. The yard management system will provide real time data about resources available over open and TAF/TSI standard data formats for connection to external network systems and shared usage of marshalling yards between different service providers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2015-01-2
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 460 223,75

Participants (4)

UNIVERZITET U NISU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 219 375
Address
Univerzitetski Trg 2
18000 Nis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HARDER DIGITAL SOVA D.O.O. NIS
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Bulevar Cara Konstantina 80
18000 Nis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments