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Development of an Innovative Ground Penetrating Radar System for Fast and Efficient Monitoring of Rail Track Substructure Conditions (SAFERAIL)

Objective

The continuous assessment of Rail track substructure conditions in fast and accurate way is today a primary need in order to increase risk management and accident prevention capabilities while optimising construction, reconstruction and maintenance works on the European Rail Network with the minimum possible degradation of rail network capacity.
Though radar technology is used today for underground analyses at railroads in conjunction with other well-established methods for surface inspection, a consistent technology gap is still present, impeding the full exploitation of the Radar potentialities on high-speed automatic rail diagnostic and monitoring systems, as well as during railroads construction works. The SAFE-RAIL project will tackle this technological gap addressing the major issues that limit state-of-the-art systems and providing the following breakthrough advancements:

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

D'APPOLONIA S.P.A.
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
Italy

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia
MALA GEOSCIENCE AB
Sweden
Address
Skolgatan 11
Malaa
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
Berlin
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
Watford
STRUCTURAL TESTING SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Home Farm Business Centre, East Tytherley Road
Lockerley, Romsey
GIMPULS PRAHA SPOL. S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
Nerudova 232
Jenec
MER MEC S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Oberdan, 70
Monopoli