The aim of this project is to fill the gap between ERTMS needs for safety critical applications and EGNSS services, through a characterisation of the railway environment and of GNSS performances assessment in that environment. The application of GNSS in ERTMS shall lead to significant economic benefits through reduction of trackside equipment, reduction of maintenance, increase of availability and performance.
On 19th September 2018, the preliminary results of the STARS project were presented at Innotrans, the world’s largest trade fair focused on the rail transport.
The session was dedicated to the Satellite Technology for Railways, specifically focused on the EU R&I activities of STARS and ERSAT GGC projects.
Project will develop an universal approach to predict the achievable GNSS performance in a railway environment, especially for safety critical applications. Necessary evolutions of ETCS to include GNSS services will be determined together with quantification of economic benefits through reduction of costs.