TRACK (2009 - 2012)

Continuous connectivity between wayside and train.

Reliable train to ground communication

Trains are being operated in a very complex environment, with tons of data to be transferred from trains to the wayside and vice versa.

The goal of this research project is to replace the manual hand-over with automatic, real-time updates over a wireless network. The challenge here is that trains move at very high speeds and are powered by a high-voltage power grid: very hostile circumstances to stable, wireless connections.

Video

Data transfer between trains and wayside

Thanks to TRACK, Televic was able to speed up the development of iSync. Moreover, it was the first company that was able to transfer software from ground to train, a very important innovation for lifecycle management.

 

Our project partners

IBBT, Bombardier, Newtec, Nokia Siemens Networks and several research groups from the university of Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels.

ICON projects

ICON research projects are agile and demand-driven, combining academia and industry partners. ICON projects typically have a duration of two years, yet quickly adapt to the rapid-evolving digital landscape.