STARS: Satellite Technology for Advanced Railway Signalling

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Project details

Acronym: 
STARS
Total Cost: 
4 458 831 €
EU Contributions: 
3 255 484 €
Contract Number: 
687414
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 2nd Call
Start Date: 
01/02/2016
End Date: 
31/01/2018
Duration: 
24

Contact

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
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).

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