FONDAZIONE PER LA RICERCA E L'INNOVAZIONE

Command Control Signalling
Design Development
Equipment
Infrastructure
Labs
Quality
Software
Vehicle


SCIENTIFIC BODY

SOME KEY ACTIVITIES IN THE RAILWAY SECTOR:
Strategic partner to Rolling Stock Manufacturers and Operators (e.g. AnsaldoBreda/Hitachi Rail Italy, LucchiniRS, Trenitalia – Italian National Railway Operator, FSI Group) for reducing energy consumption and environmental impact of trains; modelling brakes performances of vehicles with different subsystems; development of innovative models of contact wheel-railway, wheel wear estimation and optimization for the different typologies of vehicles; noise reduction of vehicles with specific focus on wheels; dynamic modelling and simulation of comfort and safety level; realization of a new prototype of innovative high speed pantograph; validation of homologations standard for railway vehicles.
Strategic partner to Operators and Signalling Industry (e.g. UIC, Trenitalia, ECM, AnsaldoSTS) for developing odometry algorithms used in the most developed on board signalling systems (SCMT, ETCS, ERTMS); innovative signalling systems.

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES:
+ Safety
+ Standardization
+ Reliability
+ Environment
- Energy
- Noise and Vibrations

CONTACTS:
Prof. Mr Benedetto ALLOTTA | Prof. Mr Andrea RINDI
Email: benedetto.allotta@unifi.it | andrea.rindi@unifi.it
Mob: +39 348 2106952 | +39 347 7518973
Website:http://www.fondazionericercaunifi.it | www.dief.unifi.it

Command Control Signalling

R&D in the fields: Signalling Systems, Safety Control Systems, Power Systems, Energy Distribution Systems

Design Development

Engineering & Consultancy, Simulation, Software Devolopment, RAMS Analysis

Equipment

Rail Works

Infrastructure

R&D in the field: Airconditioning System (HVAC), Communication, Ticketing & Turnstile Systems, Security Systems, Automation and Control, Traffic Management Systems

Labs

Rail Vehicle Design (DIDA)

Dynamic Modelling and Mechatronics (MDM Lab)

Quality

Certification, Vehicle & Equipment Test

Software

Data exchange & System integration

Vehicle

R&D in the fields: Bogie System, Wheel Axle System, Coupler System, Vehicle Rubber Components, Battery, Auxilary Power System, Wagon and Part Production, Predictive Maintenance

R&D in the fields: Electronic On-board Systems, On-board Diagnostics Systems, On-board Signalling Systems

R&D in the fields: Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC), Door Systems, Brake & Compressor Systems, Traction System, Gear Box