2014/10/22

The SaREMSig project will study the potential risk of electromagnetic interference on railway communications

 saremsig

22/10/2014

Rail transport is a key element for sustainable mobility and continuous economic growth. The challenge for rail transport in Europe for 2050 is to ensure that it is efficient, sustainable, safe and integrated, both for high-speed passenger and freight service and for public and urban transport.

Given this objective, R&D projects in certain areas are critical. Among the areas that need to be developed are railway signalling systems and reliability and safety analyses.

Signalling systems are based on communication technologies and architectures that operate in electromagnetic environments, and the railway environment presents one of the most difficult and complex challenges for the study of electromagnetic interference.

SaREMSig's primary goal is to analyse the potential risk that EMI has for railway communication architectures, and in turn, railway operation.

In order to meet this goal, the project's multidisciplinary team will undertake various tasks, from identifying and modelling electromagnetic interference to studying its effect on the quality of information transmission, composed by researchers from CEIT-IK4 and UPV-ITS. Against this backdrop, CEIT-IK4 will apply their experience in railway systems, both in terms of operation as well as communication and signalling systems. They will also work on the capture and modelling of electromagnetic signals that are likely to keep these systems from operating correctly.

The overall goal is to establish the relationship between electromagnetic interference and the quality of the key performance indicators in rail signalling and control systems.

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