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

First RHINOS Workshop at University of Stanford marked bold commitment on high integrity GNSS for ERTMS

Category: News Created: Friday, 02 December 2016

Stanford University, California,  29th  November - 1st December 2016 

RHINOS partners - a blue-print project awarded to Radiolabs by GSA  -  have met at Stanford University who has organized the first Workshop to discuss the results with international stake-holders. At the opening speeches Mr. Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of European Union Agency for Railways, and Mr. Carlo Des Dorides, executive director of GSA, have underlined the significant step on having recently included GNSS as one of the game-changer for improving  ERTMS competitivity. ( European Union Agency for Railways Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer). At the conclusion of the 3-days  workshop which has involved also representatives from the US Federal Railways Agency (FRA), Ministry of Transport and representatives from CRCC and CRSC Chinese industries,  the RHINOS partners under the guidance of prof. Per Enge from University of Stanford have agreed a roadmap towards an Integrity model complying with the stringent requirements of the ERTMS system. This unprecedented commitment, backed by a team of international experts,  opens the way for contributing to the standardization of ERTMS to use  existing and future world-wide GNSS infrastructures and replacing seamlessly ERTMS track-side balises with virtual balises based on precise and safe train positioning.  

RHINOS – Mid Term Review

Category: News Created: Monday, 31 October 2016

October 28th, 2016 was held in Rome on the Mid Term Review of the H2020 RHINOS project funded by the GSA for the design of innovative LDS GNSS architectures for the railway sector.

Radiolabs presents the RHINOS project at InnoTrans 2016

Category: News Created: Tuesday, 04 October 2016

InnoTrans is the largest rail industry event in the world, held every two years at ExpoCenter City, Berlin exhibition centre in Germany. As the excitement builds for InnoTrans 2016, keep up to date with news, company updates and product previews from Railway Gazette International.


 RHINOS project at InnoTrans 2016


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