System for vehicle infrastructure Interaction Assets health status monitoring


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Acronym: SIA
EU Contributions: 2.9 million€
Duration: 36 months
Project start date: 01/03/2018
Project end date: 28/02/2021
Partners: 9 partners from 5 countries
Project coordinator: CEIT
EU H2020 GSA project
Grant agreement n°776402

SIA has for main objective the development of four ready-to-use new services (iWheelMon, iRailMon, iPantMon and iCatMon) providing prognostic information on the health status of the railway’s most demanding assets in terms of maintenance costs (wheel, rail, pantograph and catenary):

  • iWheelMon for railway operators will provide real time information about wheel status
  • iPantMon for railway operators will provide real time information about the pantograph status
  • iRailMon for rail infrastructure managers and maintenance subcontractors will provide real time information about the rail status
  • iCatMon for rail infrastructure managers and maintenance subcontractors will provide real time information about the catenary status

These new services will help to reduce the 15% of railway maintenance costs, 25% of maintenance unscheduled events and 15% of derailments associated to the rail-wheel interface. To tackle this challenge, the SIA consortium brings together multidisciplinary and cross sector partners (EGNSS technology providers, research centres, IT companies and railway stakeholders) that will co-design EGNSS solutions truly adapted to the needs of the rail sector.

SIA objectives

  • Development of low-cost sensor nodes (SIA_NoS) for wheel to rail and pantograph to catenary interaction characterisation
  • Development of a data hub (SIA_DH) that collects on-board information, provides accurate position and time stamping with high availability, and transmits the information to a trackside visualisation platform
  • Development of predictive component degradation models (SIA_CDM) that will enable to connect the monitoring information from wheelset, rail, catenary and pantograph with the asset management information system of end-users

SIA ambition

Prognostic health monitoring of key railway assets

  • Development of a low-cost real time monitoring system
  • Increase of energy harvesting capabilities

EGNSS localisation techniques

  • Development of a low-cost positioning solution that will provide high accuracy and high availability in the railway environment
  • Finger printing using vehicle dynamics gathered data
  • Development of a positioning algorithm testing tool

Component degradation models

  • Degradation models: combination of physical modelling & sensors’ data
  • Predictive algorithms

SIA innovation

  • Development of new end-to-end EGNSS based services to address end-user needs
  • Combination of cutting-edge technologies to provide added value to end-users
  • Innovation in business model

SIA impact

  • Make a more modern, efficient and user-friendly rail transport system
  • Maximise the potential of the EGNSS and its adoption in transport
  • Demonstrate the benefits of the use of Galileo and EGNOS in rail transport
  • Encourage market take-up of the developments

Project organisation

WP NumberWP TitleLead beneficiary
WP1Project ManagementAsociacion Centro Tecnológico CEIT-IK4
WP2End user functionality and SIA architecture definitionNottingham Scientific Ltd
WP3EGNOS and Galileo based on-board low-cost receiver and algorithms for railway specific domainNottingham Scientific Ltd
WP4Integration of sensors, communications and energy supply for on-board sensing nodesAsociacion Centro Tecnológico CEIT-IK4
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt EV
WP6Visualization environment for railway specific maintenance applicationsIngeniería y Control Electrónico SA
WP7Integration with end-user specific application layerIngeniería y Control Electrónico SA
WP8Test setup development and validationFerrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
WP9Dissemination, communication and result exploitationInternational Union of Railways

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Partners

Ceit IK4 Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones-Técnicas de Gipuzkoa
UIC - International union of railways
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt EV
IngenierÍa y Control Electrónico SA
Telefonos Lineas y Centrales SA
VIAS
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

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SIA Project Newsletter September 2019

Deliverables

Please note that some of these deliverables might be undergoing European GNSS Agency review and acceptance processes. At this stage these deliverables reflect only the author’s views and the GSA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

WP NumberWP TitleDel Rel. NoTitleDescriptionLead beneficiaryDissemination LevelEst. Del. Date
WP1Project ManagementD1.1Project Management and Quality Assurance PlanThis plan will establish the working procedures and collaborative SW tools that ensure the quality and timing of the outcomes of SIA, it will specifically define the Intellectual Property rights for the exploitation of the outcomes of SIA and establish the procedures for monitoring and control during the SIA project execution and closing phases. This deliverable also includes templates for IPR and Access Rights Management.CEITPublic30 Apr 2018
WP1Project ManagementD1.2Intellectual Property Rights Controls AgreementOutput of Task 1.4 ‘Intellectual Property Rights management agreement’. The IPR management process will start with the delivery of IPR-templates as a part of D1.1 (M2), and these templates will be updated periodically and controlled by the IPR Officer at months M20 and M32, by collecting the information needed for deliverable D1.2 at the end of the project.CEITConfidential28 Feb 2021
WP2End user functionality and SIA architecture definitionD2.1End user requirements of SIA and validation planThis deliverable will be a report containing the end user requirements and the preliminary description of the validation plan. VIASPublic31 May 2018
WP2End user functionality and SIA architecture definitionD2.2SIA architectureThis deliverable will be a report containing the identification of constituents of SIA, their technical requirements and the interfaces. The verification of the architecture will be also detailed.NSLPublic31 Aug 2018
WP3EGNOS and Galileo based on-board low-cost receiver and algorithms for railway specific domainD3.1Justification of the selection of the EGNOS and Galileo based receiver HW platformThis report will explain the criteria for the selection process, the different HW platforms that are available in the market and finally the HW platform selected and its featuresDLRConfidential30 Nov 2018
WP3EGNOS and Galileo based on-board low-cost receiver and algorithms for railway specific domainD3.2Positioning algorithms based on multisensory inputsThis deliverable will be a report and SW module. The report will describe the algorithm, the implementation details and verification process results using RANSS-2NSLConfidential31 May 2020
WP3EGNOS and Galileo based on-board low-cost receiver and algorithms for railway specific domainD3.3Verification environment for the positioning algorithmsThis deliverable will be a report and the SW tool (RANSS-2). The report will be the user manual of the tool RANSS-2CEITConfidential31 Aug 2019
WP4Integration of sensors, communications and energy supply for on-board sensing nodesD4.1Wheel to rail and pantograph to catenary sensing nodesThis deliverable will consist on two reports describing the development of the two sensing nodes (mechanical design, part list, mounting scheme, etc.) and the prototypes of the wheel to rail and pantograph to catenary sensing nodes. DLRConfidential31 May 2020
WP4Integration of sensors, communications and energy supply for on-board sensing nodesD4.2Wheel to rail and pantograph to catenary power supply systemsThis deliverable will consist on two reports describing the design of the power supplies (mechanical design, part list, mounting scheme, etc.) and the prototypes of the power supplies for the wheel to rail and pantograph to catenary sensing nodes. CEITConfidential31 May 2020
WP4Integration of sensors, communications and energy supply for on-board sensing nodesD4.3On-board data integration platform and train-track communication hubThis deliverable will consist on one report detailing the development and the prototype of the integration platform and communication hub.NSLConfidential31 May 2020
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsD5.1Pre-processing algorithms and communication protocolsReport and firmware for pre-processing algorithms and communication protocolsCEITConfidential31 May 2020
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsD5.2Data synchronization in time and positionReport and SW libraries for data synchronization in time and position. CEITConfidential31 May 2020
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsD5.3Modified xsd and matching RailTopoModel class diagram RailTopoModel, a multipurpose model for infrastructure data, has been first published by UIC under IRS30100:2016. Additional fields or interfaces (in the sense of UML class diagrams), allowing the description and storage of technical, monitoring, and economic lifecycle data, are foreseen.DLRPublic31 May 2020
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsD5.4Linking of physical parameters with component health statusReport describing a failure catalogue and a categorization of the component health status based on maintenance proceduresVIASPublic31 May 2020
WP5Component degradation predictive algorithmsD5.5Linking of physical parameters with component health statusReport describing the characteristics of the algorithms for the wheel, rail, catenary and pantographDLRConfidential31 May 2020
WP6Visualisation environment for railway specific maintenance applicationsD6.1Definition of vehicle maintenance standard views and supporting frameworkReport and SW module. INGECONTROLPublic31 May 2020
WP6Visualisation environment for railway specific maintenance applicationsD6.2Definition of infrastructure maintenance standard views and supporting frameworkReport and SW module. INGECONTROLPublic31 May 2020
WP7Integration with end-user specific application layerD7.1Integration of SIA with end-user information systemsReport describing the integration of SIA with four information systems of end-users of the consortiumINGECONTROLPublic31 Aug 2020
WP8Test setup development and validationD8.1SIA Test setup descriptionReport describing the different test setups for the 4 scenariosFGC Public28 Feb 2021
WP8Test setup development and validationD8.2Validation of SIAReport describing the results of the 9 months validation period for the 4 scenariosINGECONTROLPublic28 Feb 2021
WP9Dissemination, communication and result exploitationD9.1Dissemination and Communication planReport planning dissemination and communication activitiesUICPublic30 Apr 2018
WP9Dissemination, communication and result exploitationD9.2Development and delivery of the exploitation planReport on the plan for exploitationNSLPublic28 Feb 2021
WP9Dissemination, communication and result exploitationD9.3Data management plan (DPM)Analysis of the main elements of the data management policy that will be used by the project partners and target audience with regard to all the datasets that will be generated by the project. The DMP will evolve during the lifespan of the project. It will be developed according to the Horizon 2020 guidelines , and will reflect the agreed requirements for protection of the different data being shared.CEITPublic28 Feb 2019
WP9Dissemination, communication and result exploitationD9.4Guidelines for SIA implementationGuidelines to be freely distributed, inter alia, to UIC members that are Infrastructure Managers and Train operating companies. The Guidelines will consist of two parts:

– The first part will be addressed to decision-makers, and propose the most effective ways to implement iWheelMon, iRailMon, iPantMon and iCatMon, given current maintenance policies and asset types. The aim of the first part is to help estimate implementation costs, benefits and phasing, in order to obtain a desirable return on investment.
– The second part will be addressed to technicians. It will summarize pre-requisites, applicable standards, inventories of necessary SIA components, and required interfaces and background data (other than directly provided by the SIA system) that are necessary to monitor wheels, rails, contact wires and pantographs.

While provided as a deliverable under the Contract, the guidelines will also be freely distributed, inter alia, over the UIC website.
UICPublic28 Feb 2021

News

SIA Project Newsletter – September 2019

Want to know more about the GNSS EU-H2020 funded project SIA? Come and see our latest developments at: bit.ly/2mqKJ00. For more information about SIA, please contact Ms. Christine Hassoun, dissemination leader at: hassoun@uic.org.

Contacts

Project coordinator: Mr. Unai Alvarado - CEIT
Dissemination: Ms. Christine HASSOUN – UIC

This project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and from the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency under grant agreement #776402

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