The European project aims at enhancing the interoperability between pantographs and catenaries all over Europe in order to decrease the number of incidents related to this system, and reduce maintenance costs by improving preventive maintenance and diminishing corrective maintenance. With this objective, Europac EUROPAC European Optimised Pantograph Catenary Interface has developed:
- a comprehensive system composed of a joint interoperable software,
- an on-board monitoring system and
- a track-side monitoring station.
The UIC participated in the project with dissemination activities: it has therefore been maintaining the project’s website, and published dissemination documents. On December 14, 2007 a seminar has been held at UIC to share the knowledge gained from this project, show the results of the tests and demonstrate the softwares developed.
Senior advisor - Satellite & Telematics Applications