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ETCS Advanced Testing and Smart Train Positioning System

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 902 075,84

  • EU contribution

    € 2 989 591

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT

Spain

Objective

Currently European Train Control System (ETCS) rollout is a major concern for the railway sector. Equipment for ETCS level 1 and 2 typically follows a long process before being put into service due to interpretation variations in the specification and certification procedures requiring long and expensive field-testing. On the other hand, migration from ETCS level 2 to 3 has not been yet foreseen due to the technical.
EATS has the objective to address these two situations:
1. EATS will propose innovative lab. tools providing a model of the on-board ERTMS system, and including the dynamic behaviour of the air-gap comm. and fault injection for the safety assessment. This will lead to reduced laboratory and field-testing certification process time and cost. In the current economic situation, this is crucial to keep the ETCS deployment speed.
2. EATS will propose a novel positioning system based on the combination of different techniques proved useful for other industrial sectors and exploit unique features of the railway and the train. Moreover, RAMS analysis and laboratory testing are foreseen to verify the proposed technical solution. This will be a step forward towards ETCS level 3 that minimizes trackside costs and maximizes track capacity.
The consortium is clearly concerned about the return to the society of the funding obtained. Dissemination will be done by a web site with open forum, 2 workshops for industry, 2 courses for engineering students, 8 scientific papers, an Advisory Board and contribution to standards.
The consortium presents 3 key characteristics to overcome these challenges: world class organizations with successful previous experiences (e.g. CEIT coordinates [TREND], NSL participated in [GRAIL]); it involves technology providers (CEIT, FhG), subsystem integrator (INT), service providers (NSL, ESOL) and Notified Body (CETREN). Finally, the consortium has a small size to eliminate inefficiencies and work redundancies typical from large IP projects.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT

Address

Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 949 755

Administrative Contact

Jaizki Mendizabal (Dr.)

Participants (7)

ERTMS SOLUTIONS SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 42 136

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 329 916

NOTTINGHAM SCIENTIFIC LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 435 148

ASOCIACION DE ACCION FERROVIARIA CETREN

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 61 770

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 080

INTEGRASYS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 477 960

PHIDANI SOFTWARE SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 457 826

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 902 075,84

  • EU contribution

    € 2 989 591

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT

Spain