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Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling

Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling

Objective

The STARS project paves the way for the future EGNSS deployment in safety relevant railway applications. By evolving the highly developed and deployed ERTMS standard through the implementation of the satellite positioning functionality, it will be possible to reduce the cost of the future railway signalling systems, especially for lines with lower traffic density. The project deals with three main topics: 1) The elaboration of reference data and characterisation of the railway environment through a measurement campaign; 2) The assessment of the EGNSS performances achievable in the railway environment with the determination of the applicable requirements for the positioning system as well as the necessary evolutions of EGNSS services and ERTMS/ETCS functions and 3) Quantification of the economic benefits and specifying the possible implementation roadmap when applying the EGNSS on railways.
The project is strongly linked with other initiatives and actions on the same topic in Europe. In order to feed directly into the standardization work of ERTMS, the project partners will cooperate closely with UNISIG. Moreover, the project will actively interact with NGTC (EU funded FP7) and the results will be directly implemented by SHIFT2RAIL, providing the practical demonstrators for different categories of railway tracks. The approach developed in STARS is also taking the profit of the strong know-how inherited from civil aviation, making this project as completely integrated and consistent in overall activities in Europe and worldwide, leading to the effective deployment of the satellite technologies in advanced railway signalling systems.

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Address

Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 265 937,32

Participants (16)

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ANSALDO STS S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 678 125

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 135 750

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZION I

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 169 375

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 362 563,25

TELESPAZIO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 82 726,88

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 91 875

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 455 475,31

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 100 117,50

AZD PRAHA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 278 775

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 41 750

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles Investigación y Desarrollo, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 118 375

ALSTOM BELGIUM SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 110 250

INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 36 400

THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 687,50

RINA CONSULTING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 120 001,88

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 300

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 687414

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 458 831,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 255 484,64

Coordinated by:

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE

Belgium