European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”. 1.2.1. specific support goal “To increase Investments of Private Sector in R&D” ; measure “Support for Improvement of Technology Transfer System”

Project “Automated railway level crossing control system” Nr. KC-PI-2020/14

Agreement with Investment and Development Agency about participating in Technology Transfer measure Nr. KC-L-2017/14

Project goal – prepare for commercialisation  Automated railway level crossing control system to provide safe and secure crossing process and significantly diminish possibility of accidents on level crossings.

Technical solution is based on FMCW radar technology, this technology allow to detect movement direction and velocity of different objects on large ranges with high precision. Usage of several  transmitters, receivers and antennas combinations allow to measure movement angle tie-up to radar and get information about object’s size, location and movement speed.

Total financing of project: up to 308 140.00 EUR, included ERDF financing up to 277 326 EUR.

In the period from 01.03.2021 until 31.05.2021.

Negotiations are continued with PLC “Latvijas dzelzceļš” on the co-operation in the project, as well as talks on provision of a technology test place and consultation on other specific technical features related to the project.

Continued work on the identification of EU railway operators and maintainers. Contacts have been established with several EU railway operators and railway infrastructure equipment manufacturers. Contacts with US and Canadian rail operators and operators are also being established.

Also work on research and development of signal processing algorithms are continued, to ensure the supervision of level crossings. Work continues on the development of a radar system and research of the necessary components for real-life data collection experiments.

In the period from 01.01.2021. until 28.02.2021.

Negotiations have been started with LDz on the automated railways level crossing monitoring system on the support of LDz in the project. Presenting it as the provision of a technology test site and consulting-cooperation of other specific technical features related to the project.

EU railway operators and maintainers are identified, contacts are initiated with several EU railway operators and manufacturers of railway infrastructure equipment.

Research into signal processing algorithms has been started to ensure the monitoring of the level crossings. The development of a radar system and research of the necessary components to collect data for processing real-time environment data, in field conditions have been started.

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