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Space for Level Crossing Safety

Closing date: 07 July 2023

This call for Feasibility Studies aims to assess the technical feasibility and business viability of innovative services / products to improve level crossing safety, using one or more space-based assets.

Proving Train Integrity Using Satellite Navigation Services For Train Control A…

Closing date: 20 July 2018

The study will propose a roadmap for implementation and demonstration of the proposed solution. It is envisaged that the study will be supported by key users and stakeholders, who will contribute to requirements and explore opportunities for demonstrating the proposed solution through a potential follow-up Demonstration Project.

Techniques Supporting Resilience For High Integrity Train Control Applications

Closing date: 02 July 2018

This activity aims to assess, design and test techniques for improving robustness of GNSS carrier tracking in the railway environment for railway Safety of Life applications. The activity focuses on the use of GNSS positioning for virtual balise detection in the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).


System Suitability Study For Train Positioning Using GNSS In ERTMS In 2020

Closing date: 15 February 2018

The objective of this activity is to study the suitability of the current generation of SBAS for use in an evolution of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) using GNSS for virtual balise detection. This activity focuses on the current generation of the European SBAS, EGNOS v2 (GPS L1 only).

Simulation Testbed for Evaluation of GNSS Performance in a Railway Environment

Closing date: 16 January 2017

The proposed testbed would facilitate testing of receiver performances in a railway environment and testing of receiver technologies, concepts and algorithms for detection and mitigation of local feared events (LFEs), for which it is statistically improbable to observe many types of LFEs in a field test.


Satellite Air Interface for Railway Control Communications

Status date: 26 April 2024

SAIRCC will evaluate and demonstrate the performance of a satellite system that can be used as an alternative solution to GSM-R system, with particular interest to ERTMS / ETCS (European Train Control System) on-board applications, while being compliant with safety integrity level equal to SIL4 and relying on NO-SIL high availability communication channels.


Status date: 26 April 2024

TRACK will develop and test the control and management FRMCS protocol stacks, enabling railway control communication via satellite and a full integration with the terrestrial access network. Signalling procedures will be defined and tested, including handshaking, registration, call establishments, priority access, quality of service scheduler, resource management, handovers, outage detections and reporting. The protocols will be 5G compatible to ensure full integration into the FRMCS railway control services.


Status date: 26 April 2024

5G-INRAIL will develop a complete end-to-end 5G NR physical layer software demonstrator for railway control communications over satellite. Building on previous work from the above projects, the simulator will use the defined satellite orbit scenarios and frequency bands of interest for FRMCS over satellite, fine-tuning of existing channel models to be made very realistic and specific for the railway-satellite channel.

Disruptive GNSS Receiver Technologies for Future Railway Signalling Applications

Status date: 20 October 2023

The project aims to investigate at new technologies and concepts that can benefit the inclusion of GNSS in Future Railway Signalling Applications. The project will not only look at the alternative technologies – proven and emerging – but also the risks and challenges implementing them into a rail environment, as well as the safety cases and product approvals that would need to be addressed to allow operational deployment.


Status date: 23 February 2023

This activity aims to deliver a data integration and predictive analytics service for rail freight in the UK. The software platform will help and feed the existing software infrastructure for different users and customers, connecting any relevant internal & external data source to make non-flexible software modules/silos extremely flexible through collaboration, data exchange and integration.