ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) is a well-known technology that still lacks of flexibility when it comes to authorization and certification procedures. This project looks to simplify the needs in placing in service procedures, thus leading to a cost reduction for both implementation of new subsystems, or new software updates.
The main objective is to provide a baseline-independent testing strategy to facilitate and speed up the ERTMS placing in service by means of virtual tests in a lab to check the functional interoperability of the industrial components of ERTMS: RBCs (trackside), EVCs (on-board), RAMS, functionality and interfaces.
To achieve this the following specific objectives are defined:
- Define a test process framework including the optimization of the testing protocols.
- Define and develop the laboratory architecture that could contribute to the main objective on reducing on-site testing
- Assess the methodology proposed and ensure that it fits the European process for placing in service of CCS components
- Dissemination of the results to ensure the success of the project and the awareness of the railway community