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FERROVIA 4.0 at Portugal Railway Summit 2023

by IT on 16-05-2023
Project FERROVIA 4.0 Portugal Railway Summit 2023 Radio Systems Network Architectures and Protocols

FERROVIA 4.0 was present in the Portugal Railway Summit 2023, which was held at Museu Nacional Ferroviário, Entroncamento, on the 3rd and 4th of May.

Researchers from Radio Systems, Nuno Borges de Carvalho and Paulo Capitão, and the Network Architectures and Protocols, namely Susana Sargento, Miguel Luís, João Soares, and Tiago Lima, showcased the work developed at IT in the scope of the project FERROVIA4.0 targeting sensing and communication in the railway ecosystem by means of two demonstrators.

The first is a proof of concept regarding a reconfigurable IoT system capable of ensuring the monitoring and integrity of the railway circulating material. The second demonstrator focused on the work on opportunistic communications of mobile gateways in the trains and fixed sensors in the railway.

The FERROVIA 4.0 project aims to address the technological and market challenges that the railway sector has faced, involving a consortium of entities, such as EFACEC, Infraestruturas de Portugal, ISQ, University of Coimbra, University of Porto, University of Minho, Mota-Engil, ISEL, IST, among others.

The ambition of this project is to develop different components, tools, and systems designed for the economic and ecological sustainability of the railway system, for the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, for the creation of reliable information systems to support decision-making in asset management, and for the design of security systems capable of monitoring the infrastructure and triggering alerts and protection/intervention measures.


In the photos: Paulo Capitão (left) e Tiago Lima (right)

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