Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology

Ari Virtanen, Juho Kostiainen, Nina Simola, Omar Iqbal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Abstract

The LeCross study assessed and proved the concept of a new satellite enabled system that enables railway infrastructure mangers to deliver up-to-date reliable information of approaching trains to road users at currently unprotected passive level crossings. The specification of this was established through interaction with a range of stakeholders in Finland, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic, including the Rail Infrastructure Managers who ultimately hold both the procurement budgets and liabilities for level crossings The proposed LeCross solution is a low-cost trackside warning system that can be easily deployed to remote level crossing sites to provide road users timely information about approaching trains. The solution takes advantage of the communications coverage via satellite already available at these locations coupled with built-in power supply to remove the need for any existing infrastructure at the site. Satellite communications offer connectivity independent of terrestrial infrastructure to improve coverage, reliability and capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd ITS World Congress
PublisherERTICO - ITS Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15: Towards Intelligent Mobility - Better Use of Space - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15
Abbreviated titleITSWC15
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period5/10/159/10/15

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Satellites
Alarm systems
Communication satellites
Rails
Managers
Specifications
Communication
Costs

Keywords

  • Level crossing
  • safety
  • satellite communication
  • warning
  • mobile

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Virtanen, A., Kostiainen, J., Simola, N., & Iqbal, O. (2015). Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology. In 22nd ITS World Congress ERTICO - ITS Europe.
Virtanen, Ari ; Kostiainen, Juho ; Simola, Nina ; Iqbal, Omar. / Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology. 22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 2015.
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Virtanen, A, Kostiainen, J, Simola, N & Iqbal, O 2015, Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology. in 22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15, Bordeaux, France, 5/10/15.

Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology. / Virtanen, Ari; Kostiainen, Juho; Simola, Nina; Iqbal, Omar.

22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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Virtanen A, Kostiainen J, Simola N, Iqbal O. Improving level crossing safety with satellite technology. In 22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe. 2015