IN2SMART aims to contribute to the overall concept for Intelligent Asset Management based on the following three main interlinked layers:
IN2SMART will complement the work of the IN2RAIL lighthouse project to reach a homogeneous TRL4/5 demonstrator.
WP01 - Grant managementWP02 - Specification, design & integrationThe overall objective of WP2 is to coordinate the technical WPs specific objectives; to provide the specification to develop and validate the Intelligent Asset Maintenance system; to provide guidelines for the design of the whole system guiding the proper integration of its main modules represented by the RIMMS (Railway Integrated Measuring and Monitoring System), DRIMS (Dynamic Railway Information Management System )and IAMS(Intelligent Asset Management System); to start to take into considerations human factors and Human Machine Interface (HMI) aspects WP03 - RIMMS Satellites & Autonomous Intelligent Monitoring SystemsThe WP3 objective is to carry out a feasibility study that will be done in strong cooperation with In2Track project,for autonomous measuring systems based on UAV’s, satellites or unmanned/robot vehicles to monitor railway infrastructure assets and the environmental condition near them. This will be carried out with the following activities:
Describe the monitoring performances, determined for example in other industrial fields, of various measuring systems based on satellites, UAVs and robots implementation;
Identify the most key assets, according to S2R KPI, to be monitored and their related parameters and items to be measured, for which these kind of measuring system are particularly relevant;
Propose application cases for each of the measuring vehicles considered;
Select the most relevant monitoring system for each of the key assets to be monitored with autonomous system;
Identify post-processing methods required to monitor the relevant parameters;
Identify gaps that need to be overcome: normative context and security issues, technology improvement;
Finally, implement proof of concepts for drone and robotics monitoring systems.
The work carried out in this work package is a first coordinate approach among European railway networks about these autonomous monitoring systems, leading to agreed use cases. WP04 - RIMMS Track and Switch & Crossings MonitoringThe objectives of this WP are:
To develop calibrated prototypes of integrated monitoring systems for track and Switches & Crossings which can be installed on inservice trains;
To identify and to validate the technology to monitor lateral and other important parameters of track geometry;
To develop vehicle movements modelling on S&C, complementary non-destructive testing methods and to extend recording capabilities and processes for switch maintenance parameters.
To develop the technology to identify surface errors in the rail tread, which are important for degradation of track geometry and S&C’s;
To check that the implemented technologies are able to provide input for root cause identification and prediction of degradation and
To point out the benefit of monitoring for smart and intelligent maintenance and asset management.WP05 - RIMMS Signalling & telecommunicationsThe objective of this WP is to develop a framework toolset to be used by any party to develop a converter proxy for diagnostic data into a format defined by this project as an open standard IF. Collection of data could be performed using either “embedded” or “remote” monitoring solutions. Using a proxy for gathering data will reduce the risk of violating the safety case of the connected existing legacy signalling system and thus enable fast deployment. Create an in-lab demonstration of the proxy converter to conduct a proof-of-concept of the framework.WP06 - RIMMS OperationsThe WP objective is to achieve an integrated solution for monitoring the trains and their impact on the infrastructure which must be standardized, easy to be installed, low cost and compliant with the maintenance process proposed by the S2R project. WP07 - DRIMS Open Standard InterfacesThe objective of this WP is to develop a guideline for Open Standard Interfaces for Maintenance Data including models and data exchange by exploring the current state of the art concerning the acquisition, integration, fusion, transformation, distribution, and processing of data, available in various heterogeneous data sources. The goal is to implement software to demonstrate the feasibility of the developed interfaces, complementing the work done in IN2RAIL WP8 and WP9 for TMS and related Open Calls.WP08 - DRIMS Data Mining & Predictive AnalyticsThis WP will be centred on the study, design and development of innovative approaches for data processing, data analysis, data correlation, data mining and logistics centred on:
Big Data analytics;
Machine learning, including anomalies detection and data clustering;
Prognostics and diagnostics for degrading railway infrastructures. This work will be structured and organised in a case-study driven way. These case-studies will concern relevant assets, whose malfunction and maintenance policies have an impact on the KPI’s targeted by the Shift2Rail program, and not included into IN2RAIL dynamic modelling activities. WP09 - IAMS Asset Management and Decision SupportThe objective of WP9 is to design and study a generic framework for the decision-making process when planning maintenance and interventions, which is an important functional block of asset management in railway infrastructures.
This framework will put solutions from DRIMS and RIMMS into a common context to establish Intelligent Asset Management Strategies (IAMS). The framework completes the processing chain from gathering data (RIMMS), extracting meaningful information and knowledge (DRIMS) by turning them into decisions.
Specific objectives of this WP include the detailed description of the framework for the IAMS process:
the guiding principles of predictive, risk- and condition-based, opportunistic, reliability-centred, integrative maintenance decision support
the "building blocks" of the IAMS process, their respective functionalities and interaction, the workflow and the flow of information within the framework.WP10 - IAMS Maintenance execution, work methods and toolsWP10 develops technologies for enhanced maintenance execution through two core tasks: IntegrateWP11 - Dissemination, Communication and ExploitationWP12 - Ethics requirements
Presentation of IN2SMART at the mid-term event in Paris on 24 January 2018
Find here IN2SMART project brochure for dissemination use.
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TRA 2018 - IN2SMART is in the Asset Management and Life Cycle Analysis Session on 18 April 2018 from h. 17:00 to h. 18:30.
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IN2SMART project, its goals and preliminary results will be presented during the Transport Research Arena 2018 that will be held in Vienna from 16 to 19 April. The oral presentation of our paper "Towards an intelligent and automated platform for railway assets management" has been assigned to the session "Transport Infrastructure: Asset Management and Life Cycle Analysis", which is planned on the 18 April 2018, from 17:00 to 18:30. You are welcome to attend!
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