Updated: Aug 21, 2018

STARS
Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling

Background & Objectives

The aim of  STARS  project  is  to develop a universal approach to predict the achievable GNSS performance  in  a  railway  environment,  especially  for  safety  critical  applications  within ERTMS  (The  European  Railway  Traffic  Management  System).

The  result  will  allow  the railway  companies  to  guarantee  the interoperability  between  the  equipment  provided  by different  GNSS  suppliers.

This  shall  make  it  possible  to  include  GNSS  into  ERTMS,  while  maintaining both the safety of the system and the interoperability to fill the technology gaps in order to reach a cost-efficient satellite-based ERTMS.

As a result of the project it shall be possible to predict performance of GNSS in the railway environment in regards to accuracy, availability and safety. This shall be possible for specific locations or sections along railway lines, and based on using a receiver compliant with  the guidelines as defined in the NGTC project.

Market application: 
Coordinator: 
Peter Gurnik
Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes - Unife
Avenue Louise 221 - bte11
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
GSA Project Officer: 
Daniel Lopour
Total Cost: 
4 458 831 €
EU Contributions: 
3 255 484 €
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 2nd Call
Contract Number: 
687414
Partners
Alstom Belgium Sa
Belgium
Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes – Unife
Belgium
Azd Praha S.R.O
Czech Republic
Zapadoceska Univerzita V Plzni
Czech Republic
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
Technische Universität Braunschweig - IFF
Germany
Thales Transportation Systems Gmbh
Germany
Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles Investigación Y Desarrollo
Spain
Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte SA (INECO)
Spain
Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De l'Aménagement et Des Réseaux
France
Thales Alenia Space - France
France
Ansaldo Sts S.P.A.
Italy
Consorzio Universita Industria - Laboratori Di Radiocomunicazioni
Italy
D'Appolonia SpA
Italy
Telespazio S.p.A.
Italy
Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Italy
Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB
Sweden