Projects

Search form

EOMST

Status date: 23 January 2017

The EOMST system developed by 21Net enables Internet services on board high-speed trains. The system uses multiple communication technologies to access the internet: cellular, WiFi and satellite. A Mobile Access Router manages the links  depending on their availabilities. 

SBS-RailS - Space Based Services for Railway Signalling

Status date: 28 October 2016

The Space Based Services for Railway Signalling feasibility study is dedicated to investigate how an integrated satellite navigation and satellite communication solution can complement  the Level 2 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

Satellite navigation systems can be integrated with the on-board and wayside signalling systems to guarantee the required level of safety (Safety Integrity Level - SIL4) that is today provided by the existing train detection systems, while satellite communication systems can complement or even replace terrestrial communications.

Signal Processing Techniques for the Integrity of Navigation for Land Users (INLU)

Status date: 24 October 2016

INLU is a versatile testbed for integrity algorithms for land users (including railway users). It includes signal and threat generation capabilities at sample level, a versatile software receiver which allows combining various acquisition, tracking, PVT, multipath mitigation, consistency check and integrity algorithms, and means for analyzing the integrity performance of the algorithms under test.  Part of the activity is dedicated to assessing the integrity performance of algorithms in the railway environment for application in satellite-based train control systems.

RAILSAFE - Innovative Satellite-based Position, Navigation and Timing Concepts for New Railway Safety of Life Applications

Status date: 24 October 2016

The RAILSAFE project is aimed at exploring how different safety-enabled GNSS Augmentation techniques (such as SBAS, GBAS or RAIM) can be used or adapted to be used in the railway domain, thus fostering the adoption of GNSS technologies in a wider range of applications and contributing to the creation of the aforementioned business opportunities, as an input to a GNSS roadmap for railways.

Space Technologies for Machine-2-Machine Applications (SatApps)

Status date: 17 October 2016

Internet of Things/IoT – M2M – industry 4.0 – these headlines are representing large user groups which have an urgent need of a globally available, low-cost, secure data service, dedicated to very small data volumes per sensor and for use also in remote areas. The objective of the study is the requirements analysis of 2 focus user groups:  railway transportation and container/waste management.

EMUSER - ENHANCED MULTI-SENSOR DATA HANDLER FOR RAILWAYS

Status date: 01 February 2016

EMUSER is an innovative obstacle detection system integrated with a satellite Broad Band link for the safety of active level crossings.

EMUSER provides increased resilience in case of natural disasters or damages to the rail infrastructure. It can be installed in areas that are uncovered by conventional communication networks.

SaMoLoSa

Status date: 10 March 2015

The Ovinto SaMoLoSa study addresses the use of satellite technology for the reduction of transport risk, security enhancement and optimisation of logistic operations by the tracking and monitoring of extremely dangerous goods in unpowered, mobile transport units such as rail tank cars and intermodal tank containers.

3INSAT

Status date: 09 March 2015

3InSat is a project aiming at developing and verifying a new satellite-based platform, based on the ASTS ERTMS system, to support the train localisation function. This satellite supported solution is not yet available on the market because of the very challenging safety requirements (Safety Integrity Level 4 SIL4 requirement) that a railway signalling system shall comply with.

SafeRail

Status date: 14 January 2015

The objective of SafeRail is to improve the safety at Rail Level Crossings (RLC). In terms of accident prevention, RLC are demanding spots since two disparate transportation systems are intersecting (road, rail respectively) and neither of them completely controls the situation. In response to this, SafeRail provides a flexible and secure solution at a moderate price, using latest advancements in satellite technology.

SAET - SATELLITE ACCESS FOR EUROPEAN TRAINS

Status date: 09 December 2014

The main objective of the SAET project is to define an engineered satellite-based network architecture for the provision of multimedia services on-board European trains.

LeCross

Status date: 10 September 2014

The LeCross study assessed the added value and feasibility of an integrated service solution to improve safety at railway level crossings through the use of added-value space-based technologies, systems and capabilities.

MATIST

Status date: 09 April 2014

The MATIST services provide ground motion information to operators of alpine transportation infrastructures such as railway companies, institutes representing the national roads and companies from the energy sector. 

SPACE FOR RAIL PRIZE

Status date: 10 February 2014

This prize competition seeks outline proposals to develop solutions for the UK rail industry, involving the integration of two or more satellite-based systems (communications, navigation and remote sensing) with conventional (non-space) ones.

Live Land

Status date: 29 November 2013

The objective of Live Land is to provide users with a suite of services that enables the management of hazards and the exposure of national transport infrastructure assets to landslide and subsidence events. During the feasibility stage, the Live Land consortium assessed the viability of developing a suite of services driven by the needs and requirements of end user organisations. Live Land proposed a ‘catalogue’ concept, to incorporate a suite of enabling technologies (including Space-borne, in-situ and geological datasets) that could improve the forecasting, monitoring and alerting of landslides and subsidence.

SATCOM Rail

Status date: 25 July 2013

The SATCOM rail project addresses the specification of a framework for the introduction and authorisation of Satellite Communications in support of railway safety and liability critical applications and services. 

IRISS

Status date: 14 June 2012

The IRISS feasibility project has identified the applications and requirements for an integrated information, communication and navigation gateway within the rail transport sector, designed and developed a solution and performed a proof of concept activity.

BROADBAND TO TRAINS

Status date: 24 November 2008

 In this project 21Net designed, built and trialled a Wi-Fi access system for use on trains with the capability to support broadband internet and intranet access as well as local multimedia content such as short films, up-to-the minute news, etc. The initial target market is high-speed trains in Western Europe where journey times allow for its use.

EGNOS Controlled Railway Equipment (ECORAIL)

Status date: 09 February 2006

The EGNOS Controlled Railway Equipment (ECORAIL) project deals with the implementation of satellite navigation into the railway domain to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of GNSS in combination with the European Train Control and Rail Traffic Management System (ETCS/ERTMS).

RadioCompass

Status date: 08 February 2006

The main objective of the RadioCompass project has been to develop and test an innovative system for the purpose of high-precision/high-integrity train navigation and attitude determination.

Railway User Navigation Equipment (RUNE)

Status date: 27 July 2005

The primary objective is to demonstrate the improvement of the train self-capability in determining its own position and velocity, with a limited or no support from the track side, and to show that the equipment can comply with the European Railway Train Management System (ERTMS) requirements. 

Pages