MISTRAL - Communication Systems for Next-generation Railways
The MISTRAL project falls within the scope of the Shift2Rail topic S2R-OC-IP2-03-2015 – Technical specifications for a new Adaptable Communication system for all Railways.
Shift2Rail (S2R) is the European public-private Joint Undertaking (JU) for rail research, will improve the state of the art of rail technology and revolutionize rail as a mode of transport for both passengers and freight. Shift2Rail has 3 main targets: increase capacity, boost reliability, and reduce lifecycle cost of the rail system.
MISTRAL will elaborate the Technical Specification of the future communication system for all railways in light of the migration from the current obsolete GSM-R. The new radio system will leverage the broadband capacity of IP-based wireless communication to enhance signaling but also to make possible innovative services for both users and train automation/ control. To achieve the objective, MISTRAL will generate a Techno-Economic proposition, which will rely on an optimized life-cycle cost and on a sound portfolio of innovative services. The Validated Techno-Economic proposition will be the main publicly available output of MISTRAL.
Its design and validation will be supported by an External Stakeholder Committee, involving selected key players in the Railway domain.
In terms of far-reaching impact, MISTRAL will lay the foundations for the next-generation train-to-wayside communication systems, paving the way for a more competitive, attractive and sustainable European railway ecosystem.
MISTRAL project received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730840.
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy), SIRTI S.p.A. (Italy), Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany); Ardanuy Ingeniería, S.A. (Spain).