WP1 - General Specification and updated requirements definitionThe main objective of this WP will be the specification of new technologies needed for the rest of technical WPs of the project. Theses specification will define the technologies to be implemented and integrated in the urban and/or regional demonstrators.
From these technologies, some of the non-railway specific ones are expected to be implemented and provided by the complementary action (S2R-OC-IP1-01-2018).
The specific objectives of WP1 to:
Specify the evolution of Wireless TCMS, including T2G, WLTB and WLCN.
Define new Application Profiles for TCMS functions using the methodology defined in Connecta-1.
Extend the FDF requirements defined in Connecta-1 with the experience obtained in the implementation phase within the WP3 of this project.
Definition of functions for DMI for standardisation.
Completion of Function Open Coupling regarding the input and output needed for DMI visualization.WP2 - Deployment of transversal technologies and analysis of new technologiesThe main goal of this WP is to implement the evolved T2G specify in WP1 and the Application Profiles which will run on top of the FDF deployed in demonstrators. For T2G implementation members of the project will implement new functions of the IEC 61375-2-6 not implemented in Connecta-1. Later on, members will be expected to participate together in interoperability tests to be carried out in the laboratory and the demonstrator. Additionally, in this WP, members will work together with the X2Rail-1 project in order to extend the IEC 61375-2-6 architecture to the “Adaptable Communication” concept coming from that project in order to allow reusing the radio carriers used by signalling applications by TCMS T2G applications.
The specific objective of WP2 are:
Implement the rest of the functions of the IEC 61375-2-6 which have not been tested in Connecta-1.
Implement the extended Network Selector function of IEC 61375-2-6 to be interoperable with the “Adaptable Communication” concept coming from the X2Rail-1 project (S2R-CFM-IP2-01-2015).
Implement alone and together with the complementary action (S2R-OC-IP1-01-2018) different Application profiles to run on top of the FDFs deployed in WP3.WP3 - Technical specification and implementation of components for lab demonstratorsThis WP shall specify the laboratory demonstrators for an urban and a regional train application based on technologies developed in Connecta-1 and Roll2Rail. These specifications shall consider:
CTA1-WP2-Wireless TCMS, Train-to-ground communication and WLTB interoperability
CTA1-WP3-Drive-by-Data, proof-of-concept for safe train inauguration with consists from two different partners (interoperability test)
CTA1-WP3-Drive-by-Data, interconnecting safety functions (e.g. onboard signalling components and/or brake-by-wire) and non-safety functions with unique train communication network using the network technologies defined in CTA1.
CTA1-WP4-Functional Distribution Architecture, functional interoperability based on a functional distribution framework and application profiles
CTA1-WP4-Functional Open Coupling, deploying application profiles in train wide communication
CTA1-WP6-Simulation Framework and Train Virtualization, use of virtualization and validation of tools and architecturesWP4 - Test definition for lab demonstratorsThe main objective of this WP is the specification of test scenarios and test cases for demonstrating the correctness integration of technologies and architectures defined in Connecta-1and Roll2Rail. These test specifications will be done for both, the urban and the regional demonstrators.
The specific objectives of WP4 are:
The definition of test cases and lab setup to test the Wireless TCMS, including train-to-ground, WLTB and WLCN.
The definition of test cases and lab setup to test the Drive-by-data defined in Connecta-1.
The definition of test cases and lab setup to test the Functional Distributed Framework.
The definition of test cases and lab setup to test the Application profiles for HVAC, BMS and/or Doors running on top of the Functional Distributed Framework.
The definition of test cases and test scenarios for Functional Open Coupling functionality.
The definition of test cases and test scenarios for Virtual Homologation Framework.WP5 - Implementation and test execution in urban lab demonstratorThe WP will aim at integrating technologies developed in Connecta-1 and Roll2Rail in the urban demonstrator. This demonstrator should be the basis for the future validation and later deployment on real vehicles. It will ensure technical and functional interoperability of technologies and architectures from different suppliers defined in the following Connecta-1 work packages:
Wireless Train Backbone and Train-to-Ground communications Drive-by-data
Functional Distribution Framework
Virtual Homologation FrameworkWP6 - Implementation and test execution in regional lab demonstratorThis WP seeks to integrate technologies developed in Connecta-1 and Roll2Rail in a regional lab environment. This demonstrator should be the basis for the future validation and later deployment on real vehicles. It will ensure technical and functional interoperability of technologies and architectures from different suppliers defined in the following Connecta-1 work packages:
Drive-by-data + integration of onboard signalling components and/or brake-by-wire
Functional Distribution Framework + integration of 3rd party function (OC)
Functional Open Coupling (optional)
Wireless TCMS (regional with support of OC)
Virtual Homologation FrameworkWP7 - Dissemination and ExploitationThis WP seeks to ensure proper dissemination and promotion of the project results, in a way which is consistent with the wider dissemination and promotion activities of Shift2Rail. It will ensure that the outputs of the project are delivered in a form which makes them immediately available for use by the complementary action (S2R-OC-IP1-01-2018) and further activities within the initiative.
It will also ensure that all important actors in the European railway sector are informed about the results. In that sense, an additional and crucial objective is to facilitate acceptance of the project outcomes through the standards and regulatory bodies, as well as by the main actors of the European railway sector. WP8 - Project Management and Technical Coordination
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30th June 2021 - Online event
We are delighted to invite you to the Final Conference of CONNECTA-2 and its complementary action Safe4RAIL-2. The event offers a great opportunity to receive an insight into NG-TCMS solutions, establish a proactive and instructive dialogue with both projects partners and participate in the demonstrators.
This second edition of CONNECTA and Safe4RAIL initiatives continued the specification activities started in previous projects, covering the implementation of key technologies for NG-TCMS, such as Drive-by-Data, Functional Distribution Framework, and Wireless TCMS to achieve TRL-5. Technologies were also deployed in relevant urban and regional laboratory scenarios.
During the event project partners will present an overview on the Next-Generation TCMS (NG-TCMS) solutions developed by both projects and also demonstrators that will show key technologies test cases.
The Final Conference welcomes participants from railway undertakings, technology suppliers and manufacturers, safety experts, and authorities as well as academic participants in the domain of train control and communication systems.
Come and join us for this virtual event on Wednesday, 30th June held through a conference call platform. Don’t miss out on this important event. The registration, agenda and practical information will be available in due time.
For any question about this event, please send an email to Igor Lopez at igor.lopez@caf or Aitor Arriola at AArriola@ikerlan.es.
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
CONNECTA-2 partners wish to warmly invite you to attend the Technical Seminar on Advanced Architectures and Components for Next-Generation TCMS (https://safe4rail.eu/technical-seminar), which is executed as a joined collaboration between CONNECTA-2 project and its complementary action project Safe4RAIL-2.
The aim of this technical seminar is to provide a detailed overview on the Next-Generation TCMS (NG-TCMS) solutions that are being developed in Safe4RAIL-2 and CONNECTA-2 projects. The results obtained in the 1st year of these projects will be presented, including first prototypes of NG-TCMS equipment. Technical presentations and talks will be centralized around key technologies for NG-TCMS, such as Drive-by-Data, Functional Distribution Framework, and Wireless TCMS. The validation of these technologies in Urban and Regional trains as well as Simulation Frameworks will also be detailed.
The technical seminar will take place on Tuesday, 21st of January, 2020 (from 9:00 till approximately 15:45 CET).
Participation to the event is free of charge, but registration is obligatory.
See https://safe4rail.eu/registration for registration.
CONNECTA-2 project and its complementary action Safe4Rail-2 met in Beasain on 27th, 28th and 29th May 2019 for the first TSN interoperability tests. Within these joint tests two different TSN IP cores to be used in Urban and Regional demonstrator of CONNECTA-2 project have been tested. These tests have validated the full interoperability of IP core deployed by TTTech, to be used in consist and train switches of the demonstrators, and the IP core from SoC-e to be used in the TSN controller deployed by CAF.