[Annual Workshop] First EGNOS implementation on a commercial rail line: Pinerolo-Sangone
Mr. Massimiliano Ciaffi, from for RFI, introduced the ERSAT Programme based on ERTMS and Satellite solutions where EGNOS is viewed as an external service to ERTMS during the second day of the Annual EGNOS workshop.
ERSAT programmes are designed to develop and validate EGNSS applications compatible with ERTMS evolution, including the verification and testing the environment in real-scale ERTMS railway scenarios to contribute to the standardization process. He explained the architecture based on multiple GNSS constellations, EGNOS and including local augmentation networks and signal of opportunity positioning systems. Mr. Ciaffi presented the Roadmap for certification and operational activation of the Virtual Balise, expected by 2023. The outcomes will include the planning to migrate to a full ERTMS infrastructure where satellite technology is mandatory to reduce opex, therefore enabling a massive ERTMS deployment.
Presentation available in this link.