AUTOMAIN: Augmented Usage of Track by Optimisation of Maintenance, Allocation and Inspection of railway Networks
Aim: The project will deliver five key innovations: a new methodology for analysing and optimising maintenance processes, Higher speed infrastructure inspection methods, Higher speed track maintenance methods, Modular infrastructure components and subsystems which lend themselves to automated removal and fitment, The improvement of automatic maintenance scheduling and planning systems.
SUSTRAIL: The sustainable freight railway: Designing the freight vehicle – track system for higher delivered tonnage with improved availability at reduced cost
Aim: The project aims to contribute to the rail freight system to allow it to regain position and market and the proposed solution is based on a combined improvement in both freight vehicle and track components in a holistic approach aimed at achieving a higher reliability and increased performance of the rail freight system as a whole and profitability for all the stakeholders.
EURAXLES: Minimizing the risk of fatigue failure of railway axles
Aim: The project aims to develop innovative, safer solutions for railway wheelsets with improved reliability in a cost effective way. Activities will improve design validation and inspection technologies of axles which will optimise costs, safety and environmental compliance to be shown with RAMS/LCC analyses. Results will be disseminated to the different stakeholders and the European standards/regulations for railway axles and wheelsets will be improved across Europe.
INESS: INtegrated European Signalling
Aim: The project defines and develops technical specifications for a new generation of interlocking systems working to extend the European standardization process.
PM 'n'IDEA: Predictive Maintenance employing Non-intrusive Inspection & Data Analysis
Aim: The project aims to introduce both innovative sensors and innovative inspection technologies for the railways infrastructure wear monitoring.
PROTECTRAIL: The Railway-Industry Partnership for Integrated Security of Rail Transport
Aim: Develop an integrated system to improve the railway transport security and reduce differences between the several European railway systems.
Aim: The project define the ROADMAP to guide the research activities in the railway field with the aim to make this kind of transportation reliable, economic, efficient and with a low environmental impact.
INTERAIL: Development of a Novel Integrated Inspection System for the Accurate Evaluation of the Structural Integrity of Rail Tracks
Aim: INTERAIL seeks to practically eliminate rail failures by developing and successfully implementing an integrated high-speed system for the fast and reliable inspection of rail tracks. Interail project website »
MU-STEEL: Muons scanner to detect radioactive sources hidden in scrap metal containers
Aim: The Mu-Steel project aims at applying the Muon Tomography technique in an inspection gate devoted to the detection of shielded radioactive material inside the scrap metal containers. (For steel industry application).
CARSLIDE: Mapping and monitoring system for landslides forecast
Aim: The present project concerns the realization of a diagnostic system that, by integrating in situ data detected from on board train innovative measuring systems, with Earth Observation techniques, will be capable to foresee and monitor landslide events along rail networks. Advanced SAR interferometry techniques will be implemented, able to detect small ground surface deformations that in several cases precede the critical failure phase leading to landslide movements.
SHIRA: Satellite at High Resolution TIR
Aim: The project concerns the study of a spatial mission providing high resolution data in the thermal infrared region (TIR). The industrial objective of the mission is the set-up of a commercial application service based on the use of TIR satellite data and the realization of a Data Processing Center of Earth Observation, for the following scopes: environmental monitoring, urban area control, fire detection and water monitoring.
SAFER: Sicurezza Attiva nei sistemi di trasporto su FERro
Aim: Integrate surveillance and control system to improve the security on the public railway transportation, both passengers and freight.
TEXTRA: Tecnologie e materiali innovativi per i trasporti
Aim: The project previews research activities for the components development of Railway Vectors.
POSTRAIN: Treno Innovativo
Aim: MERMEC is involved in designing and realization of an innovative railway onboard signalling system.
RAIL-3T: Track Integrity Analysis via integration of three technologies: Computer Vision, Ultrasounds and Eddy Current
Aim: Make the railway sector endowed with a 3-diagnostics integrated maintenance system capable to work up to 100 Km/h. Such a system does not exist today on the market.
ANISA: Integrity Analysis of Aeronautical Structures through Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
Aim: Provide the aeronautical sector with a low-cost, low-intrusive embedded system aiming to increase safety of flights and reduce maintenance operational costs.
FISHBOX: Automated device for selective quantification of marine and atmospheric micro-organisms
Aim: Endow the public bodies in charge of surveying the pollution of water and air environments with a on the ground measuring device which shall facilitate timely decisions making processes.