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Energy harvesTing for signAlLing and cOmmunicatioN systems

Objective

The ETALON project focus is the adaptation of energy harvesting methodologies for trackside and on-board signaling and communication devices. The project scope is divided into two work-streams. The first is the development of competitive solutions for enhancing train integrity functionalities, including provision of suitable energy supply for on board train integrity devices. This is particularly targeted at cases where trains (especially freight trains) do not have any power supply available on the wagons, emphasis is also placed on considering the proposition of a robust communication system that will overcome on-board communication issues within the rail environment. The second work-stream focuses on the development of competitive energy harvesting solutions for enhancing trackside object controller deployment, with the vision to minimizing trackside infrastructure, especially cabling.

Specifically relevant to the S2R, the ETALON project Technical Objectives are to:
1: Identify, adapt and validate effective solutions for on-board Train Integrity radio communication systems (including antennas suitable to be installed in the queue of a very long train);
2: Identify, adapt and validate effective energy generation solutions for feeding on-board Train Integrity systems;
3: Identify the most suitable energy harvesting solution for new trackside Object Controllers, considering both a technical and economic point of view;
4: Demonstrate the efficiency of proposed energy harvesting solutions for trackside Object Controllers, ensuring appropriate safety considerations;

As a result of these activities, ETALON will specify and develop energy harvesting solutions to support on-board train integrity and trackside object controllers which are economically viable and suitable for application, particularly considering modern radio communication requirements and safety critical aspects. The prototypes will be tested and validated in controlled as well as real environments.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2017
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Funding Scheme

Shift2Rail-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 140 000

Participants (8)

SIRTI - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 843,75
Address
Via Stamira Ancona 9
20127 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARDANUY INGENIERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 062,50
Address
Avda De Europa 34 Edif B
28023 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Avenue Louise 367
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERGA OSE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 140 250
Address
Karolou 27
104 37 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 500
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
PERPETUUM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 353 946,25
Address
Enterprise Road Epsilon House
SO16 7NS Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 241 396,25
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments