WP1 - Deployment of high TRLTThe main objective of this WP is the deployment of NG-TCMS solutions with a TRL up to TRL6/7. This includes the definition of actions to be performed to reach an higher TRL as well as to ensure interoperability and certification with the definition of conformance tests and the safety case definition. The respective documents will serve as input for WP2 and WP3 as well as for the standardisation.
The components the deployment of which is to be made are listed below:
HW architecture prepared for SIL4
Safe Train Inauguration
Next Generation TCN architecture over TSN
Wireless Train Backbone
Wireless Consist Network
Mobile Communication Gateway (T2G)
Functional Open Coupling
Subsystem functions according to Application Profiles (BMS, Doors, HVAC…)WP2 - Urban High TRL Demonstrators ManagementThe scope of this WP is the management of High TRL demonstrator which will be divided in:
Preparation of High TRL solutions tests in urban lab environments.
Test of High TRL solutions in urban lab environments.
Preparation of High TRL solutions tests in a real train unit from Euskotren operator.
Test of High TRL solutions in depot and field tests.
Re-commission the Euskotren’s train unit to its original state.With the exception of Wireless Train Backbone, technologies related to NG-TCMS (FDF, DbD, MCG, Application Profiles) will be tested and validated in real train unit. Wireless Train Backbone is dependent on the wireless technology maturity which for the moment does not allow achieving TRL6/7; therefore its deployment will continue (e.g. providing redundancy support) in laboratory.WP3 - Regional High TRL Demonstrators ManagementThe main objective of this WP is the management of High TRL demonstrator which will be divided in:
Preparation of High TRL solutions tests in relevant lab environments
Test of High TRL solutions in relevant lab environments
Preparation of High TRL solutions tests in field
Test of High TRL solutions in fieldTo safe time and budget all tests not necessarily needing a real train environment will be done in laboratory with the help of the Virtual Certification Framework on a demonstrator with simulated relevant environment (sub-systems, conventional train control, coupled consists). Field tests on a real train will be done only for the technologies that can’t be comprehensively tested in a simulated environment e.g. Wireless Consist Network. Test objects are the HW components CCU, IO, ETBN, CS, WLCN and the technologies FDF, SDTv4, Safe Train Inauguration, FOC, Application Profiles and Virtual Certification Framework.WP4 - New functionalities for NG-TCMSThis WP leads with new specifications for the NG-TCMS in order to complement the already offered services regarding T2G and cybersecurity. More specifically, the WP has the following objectives:
Specification of additional functions for T2G communications not covered by the IEC 61375-2-6, such as the CCTV
Specification of the full interface based on SIP for the interoperability with the Adaptable Communication System
Benchmarking activity of such activity outcome with regard the current IEC 61375 series and other upcoming standards from different industries
Preparation to the handle the up-coming problems of cybersecurityWP5 - Integration of NG-TCMS with other on-board systemsThis WP mainly deals with the definition of interfaces between the TCMS with other on-board systems and operator-oriented requirements for handling vehicles during the lifetime. Main topics are:
Integration of ATO functionalities (up to GoA4) in form of Application Profiles and the FOC interface definition: A major requirement for a possible adoption of the CONNECTA concept in the market is the availability of standardised Application Profiles for each subsystem of the train. Therefore, the definition of Application Profiles for further subsystems will continue. Furthermore, the work on the standardisation of the inter-consist communication (Functional Open Coupling) will continue.
Interoperability with CCS systems (OCORA), IT systems (ITxPT), Autonomous Functions (Doors) will be studied. Interoperability will be considered at inter-consist level as well for multiple units.
Data availability: The availability of data - e.g. for CBM reasons - will be shown. For this purpose, a test device will be created.
Exchangeability of subsystems: A study will show if the exchangeability of subsystems is possible for operators without involvement of the original train / TCMS manufacturer and what are the implications regarding certification.WP6 - Dissemination and ExploitationWP7 - Project Management and Technical Coordination
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