Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Background: 

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.

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).

Project details

Name of the Project: 
Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling
Acronym: 
STARS
Name of Proposal: 
Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling
Contract Number: 
687414
Total Cost: 
4 458 831 €
EU Contributions: 
3 255 484 €
Project Call: 
H2020-Galileo-2015-1
Start Date: 
01/02/2016
End Date: 
31/01/2018
Duration: 
24
Coordinator: 
Peter Gurnik
Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes - Unife
Avenue Louise 221 - bte11
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: 
32 2 431 04 61
Scientific Officer: 
Daniel Lopour
Partners: 

BE

  • Alstom Belgium Sa
  • Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes – Unife

CZ

  • Azd Praha Sro
  • Zapadoceska Univerzita V Plzni

DE

  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Thales Transportation Systems Gmbh

ES

  • Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles Investigación Y Desarrollo
  • INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE S.A.

FR

  • Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De l'Aménagement et Des Réseaux
  • Thales Alenia Space France

IT

  • Ansaldo Sts S.P.A.
  • Consorzio Universita Industria - Laboratori Di Radiocomunicazion
  • D'Appolonia SpA
  • Telespazio SpA
  • Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

SE

  • Bombardier Transportation Sweden Ab