Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System

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 (GPS and GALILEO) plus the SBAS constitute the reference infrastructure that is available worldwide. In addition to that, 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 dominates the rail application.
RHINOS will be developed through an international cooperation with the Stanford University researchers that have been involved in the aviation application since the birth of the GPS. They have indisputable 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, in favour of a global solution. RHINOS would release the potential benefits of the EGNSS in the fast growing train signalling market

Final Review

Category: News & Events Created: Friday, 22 December 2017

The Final Review of the RHINOS project was held on Rome on December 18, 2017 at the headquarters of RadioLabs.


RHINOS project on “PLATINUM” magazine

Category: News Created: Wednesday, 06 December 2017

“Search & Innovation” section in the “PLATINUM” magazine, in news stand with “Il Sole24Ore” on Monday, November 27th published an interview  on the H2020 RHINOS project.

Workshop at ION GNSS+ 2017 in Portland, USA

Category: News Created: Friday, 10 November 2017

A one day RHINOS Dissemination Workshop has been held in Portland, within the framework of the annual event ION GNSS+ (25-29 September 2017). The workshop was opened by the presentation of Francesco Rispoli on the overview of the main objectives of the RHINOS and sinergy with other ongoing initiatives in the railway domain. that Some presentations on PoC results have been carried out by Omar Garcia Crespillo from DLR, Sam Pullen from Stanford University and Roberto Capua from SOGEI. Then, Prof. Per Enge showed the roadmap for GPS/Galileo Railway Services and possible sinergy with ARAIM Working Group C. Then, he presented the possible Function B able to comparing accelerations from accelerometer to GNSS Doppler Rate. Fiammetta Diani from GSA underlined the importance to trace a rodmap for or GPS/Galileo Railway Services. Finally, Ales Philip from UPA showed the comparison of GNSS-based train position determination safety concepts for ERTMS/ETCS.
Then, an opened discussion among the members of RHINOS project participants was carried out to identify other possible future collaborations and how they can form a restricted group to give indication/support the activities of ARAIM Working Group C under the direction of the Prof. Per K. Enge.

Workshop Agenda


This project has received funding from the European GNSS Agency under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.687399