Customer: EU H2020

Duration: February 2016 – November 2018

Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling
The aim of this project is to fill the gap between ERTMS needs for safety critical applications and EGNSS services, through a characterization of the railway environment and of GNSS performances assessment in that environment. The application of GNSS in ERTMS shall lead to significant economic benefits through reduction of trackside equipment, reduction of maintenance, increase of availability and performance. This shall also make ERTMS more competitive in comparison with competing systems in the world market, leading to increased business opportunities for the European signalling and space industry.
Objectives of the project are to develop an universal approach to predict the achievable GNSS performance in a railway environment, and to quantify the economic benefits through reduction of cost, which will increased market appeal of ERTMS.