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Ground Based Traction Power Supply

Objective



The objective of the research programme is to define, design and validate a ground based power supply system, applicable to all electrically powered urban transport systems (tramways, GLT, light rail); This system constitutes an innovation response to limit the insertion requirements of urban public transport systems: -by canceling the visual impact of O.H.L. (city center) -by reducing the height and with clearance of the platform (tunnel, bridge) -by suppressing the foundation works necessary to O.H.L. (bridge works). Ground based power supply relies on a discontinuous segmented 3rd rail switched on and off as the vehicle moves along the track. The system is based on select state swiching devices with built in safety features and does not require any particular infrastructure or civil works.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Osvaldo Cariboni Lecco S.p.A.
Address
14,Via Roma
22050 Pescate
Italy

Participants (5)

Electricité de France
France
Address
Route De Sens - Ecuelles
77818 Moret-sur-loing
Lubin S.a.r.l.
France
Address
251,Route Du Vexin
78250 Oinville-sur-montcient
PEIRS SRL - POWER ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL AND RECTIFYING SYSTEMS
Italy
Address
25,Corso Novara 25
10078 Venaria
Société Générale de Techniques et d'Etudes
France
Address
10,Avenue De L'enterprise
95865 Cergy-pontoise
Witt Industrieelektronik GmbH
Germany
Address
Südendstrasse 15
12169 Berlin