ROSIN seeks to develop interconnection between equipment located inside a single railway vehicle or in different train vehicles, by means of a standard digital communication network. An important application will be inter-operation of coaches from different countries in cross-border international trains. Another will be inter-operation within vehicles to enable devices to be easily interchanged. It will also be possible to link on-board systems with ground control and signalling mechanisms via the network. All aspects of on-board networking are covered by this project geared to substantial improvement in rail performance and competitiveness.
The ROSIN project addresses the problem of interconnection between equipment located inside a railway vehicle or in different vehicles of a train, by means of a standard digital communication network, so as to achieve the following main objectives:
- interoperability at the train level, to allow inter-operation of coaches from different countries, especially for international trains performing cross border service
- interoperability at the vehicle level, to allow easy interchangeability of devices
- support to commissioning and maintenance phases and a general reduction in products life cycle cost
- openness toward external systems, to link on board systems with ground control and signalling systems
- performance improvement and introduction of new services
The ROSIN project aims at the validation of a complete open platform, that will be the base of a new generation of vehicles, consisting of an on-board network that is able to interconnect all various on-board systems and subsystems.
Taking advantage of a 5 years effort to specify a standard train communication network (TCN), being carried out within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) by Technical Committee 9, Working Group 22, the ROSIN project has the ambitious goal to completely work out the final solution, that will closely address users requirements and will be validated and demonstrated extensively, using available technology, in a wide range of applications.
The project covers all aspects of the on-board networking problems, addressing key areas as passenger trains, including locomotives, freight trains and mass-transit (metros and trams). Communication and application requirements are considered, including maintenance needs, openness toward ground networks and suitable support actions for training and diffusion.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts