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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-Galileo-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
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Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 265 937,32

Participants (16)

HITACHI RAIL STS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 678 125
Address
Via Mantovani 3/5
16151 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 135 750
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZION I
Italy
EU contribution
€ 169 375
Address
Corso D Italia 19
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 362 563,25
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELESPAZIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 726,88
Address
Via Tiburtina 965
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 875
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 475,31
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 117,50
Address
Ostra Ringvagen 2
721 73 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AZD PRAHA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 278 775
Address
Zirovnicka 3146/2, Zabehlice
106 00 Praha
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 750
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE FERROCARRILES INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 118 375
Address
Jose Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALSTOM BELGIUM SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 110 250
Address
Rue Cambier Marcinelle 50-52
6001 Charleroi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 400
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 687,50
Address
Thalesplatz 1
71254 Ditzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 120 001,88
Address
Avenue Louise 367
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 300
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments