Research Online: An overview of the RHINOS work program

November 20, 2017  - By

The Railway High-Integrity Navigation Overlay System (RHINOS) work program explores candidate concepts for provision of the high integrity required for train positioning within a train-control system. GPS and Galileo plus satellite-based augmentation systems constitute the global reference infrastructure. In addition, local augmentation elements, advanced receiver autonomous integrity monitoring, and other trainboard sensors on can mitigate hazards due to environmental effects governing rail applications. RHINOS will be developed in cooperation with Stanford University researchers experienced in high-integrity aviation applications. The goal is moving beyond regional applications towards a global solution in the fast-growing train signalling market. RHINOS is financed by the European GNSS Agency and led by the Italian consortium RadioLabs, with partners Stanford University, Sogei, German Aerospace Center, University of Nottingham and University of Pardubice.