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.