Five selected R&D projects

Provider: EU, HORIZON 2020

Abstract: RHINOS aims at increasing the use of EGNSS to support the safety-critical train localization function for train control in emerging regional and global markets. RHINOS pillar is the GNSS infrastructure realized for the aviation application with additional layers that meet the rail requirements in the difficult railway environments. RHINOS features an international cooperation with the Stanford University that has been involved in the aviation application since the birth of the GPS, gaining an undeniable knowledge of the GNSS performance and high-integrity applications. The ambition is a positive step beyond the proliferation of GNSS platforms, mainly tailored for regional applications, to favor a global solution to release the potential benefits of the EGNSS in the fast growing train signaling world market. The RHINOS work programme includes the investigation of candidate concepts for the provision of the high integrity needed to protect the detected position of the train, as required by the train control system application. The EGNSS (GALILEO and EGNOS) plus GPS and WAAS constitute the reference infrastructure that is available world-wide. Moreover, local augmentation elements, ARAIM techniques and other sensors on the train are the add-on specific assets for mitigating the hazards due to the environmental effects which dominate the rail application. A further objective of RHINOS is to contribute to the definition of a standard for the Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System leveraging on the EUUS Cooperation Agreement on ARAIM.

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Provider: MŠMT, OP VVV PO1

Abstract: The aim of the project is to strengthen and develop cooperation between the sectors of the research organization and the application sphere in the Hradec-Pardubice agglomeration in the fields of electrical engineering, informatics and transport systems.

The project investigates the low intensity of cooperation between research organizations (ROs) and entities from the application sphere in the agglomeration in fields that are highly exacting in terms of knowledge and with a high level of science and research. As a result of the low level of cooperation, there is a growing disparity between the supply of research results of ROs and the demand thereof in the application sphere, insufficient use of national and international sources for R&D funding, little knowledge transfer between the two sectors. Other problems addressed in the project are: stagnation, or reduction of the number of high-quality research and development workers in the Hradec-Pardubice agglomeration in the field of electrical engineering and related fields. Shortage of skilled workers and further support for research development have had and will have a demonstrable impact on the further development of innovations in technical fields, support is crucial to sustaining industries in the agglomeration. Support to the intersectoral cooperation directly in the agglomeration is linked to the competitiveness of the regional economy, danger of transfer of foreign R&D investments to other regions with more developed research capacities, deterioration of the level of student education, and decline in further professional training for both private and public sector professionals. Within the project, partnerships is entered between the University of Pardubice as a research organization and 6 entities of the application sphere.

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Provider: TAČR, programme ALFA

Abstract: The aim of the project is to construct a personal monitoring system SYMOD detecting and evaluating important physiological functions in radiological and chemical hazards, which occurs as a result of accident, terrorist attack or sabotage. In addition to sensors of physiological function and movement, the personal monitoring system is equipped with sensitive detection sensors for ionizing radiation to obtain information on levels of external radiation, radioactive contamination and the presence of selected chemical toxic substances. The SYMOD system is equipped with a data interface for possible communication with the superior central unit, where it is possible to wirelessly transfer all data directly to the operation commander so that he / she has an online overview of health dispositions, radiation and chemicals infested terrain.

 

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Provider: TAČR, programme ALFA

Abstract: The objective of this project is to increase the helicopter safety duting landing and take-off phases, especially when landing in an unknown and potentially dangerous environment and in poor visibility. To achieve this objective, the project research team developed a system that is able to detect a wide array of obstacles in the vicinity of the helicopter. If the system evaluates a real risk of collision with an obstacle, it provides the pilots with an appropriate audio or visual alert to help the crew to avoid the collision. The system consisting of detection, evaluation and imaging subsystem was successfully tested during flight tests performed on the Mi-17 helicopter.

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Provider: MPO ČR, programme TRIO

Abstract: Research and design of a prototype of a system for detection of small flying objects like unmanned air-vehicles (UAV, drones) or meteorological balloons in controlled airspaces. The system is designed for civilian and military application. The system integration to the airport security systems is possible. The digital processing of the received signals employ the most advanced technologies and components including FPGA circuits enabling system functions further extension with minimum requirements to physical circuit modification.

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