SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 06/2015

Between vision and reality – satellite-borne safe localisation

June 2015 | Carsten Seedorff, Andreas Linhardt

Since the time satellite-borne navigation systems has become freely available, the demand to use them for railway vehicle localisation has arisen. The use of such applications is, however, not only a big challenge regarding safety aspects, as it means to extensively abandon common infrastructure- based train detection systems. This article presents the results of the GaLoROI project (Galileo Localisation for Railway Operation Innovation) funded by the European Union.