VITE

Virtualisation of testing environment to reduce on-site tests for signalling systems leading to reducing overall testing costs

Business Time Project Coordinator Funding Scheme
Transport & Infrastructure Start date: November 2016 
End date: October 2018
Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte S.A. H2020-S2RJU-2015-01
S2R-OC-IP2-02-2015

 

Challenge

The main objective of VITE proposal is to reduce on-site tests for signalling systems leading to reducing overall testing costs. To achieve this main objective the work is organized in two main streams:
First, to propose a testing framework by carefully analysing user’s needs and current situation and from there building a process that can be accepted by all railway stakeholders and whose main strength will be to perform as many tests as possible in the lab.
Secondly, to propose a standard architecture for the lab testing including the interface specifications for both the connection between real equipment and the lab tools as for the connection between different labs for remote testing. This architecture will be developed together with some SW tools that will help to automatise lab testing.

Approach

RINA would increase the knowledge and level of confidence in the ETCS testing process that will simplify the certification. The use of standard methods and tools will increase also the cross acceptance of certificates between NoBos and NSAs.
RINA will use the architecture and methodology proposed to perform the test campaigns provided that will be accepted by all parties in a future.

Conclusion

  • Test process framework including the optimisation of the testing protocols
  • the laboratory architecture that could contribute to the main objective of reducing onsite testing
  • methodology for placing in service of CCS components and subsystems.

Project Consortium

1 INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE S.A. Spain 2 CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX Spain 3 MULTITEL ASBL Belgium 4 RETE FERROVIARIA ITALIANA Italy 5 ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS Spain 6 RENFE-FABRICACIÓN Y MANTENIMIENTO, SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA Spain 7 SOCIACION DE ACCION FERROVIARIA CETREN Spain 8 RINA SERVICES SPA Italy 9 Belgorail Belgium 10 OLTIS GROUP AS Czech Republic 11 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA Italy

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