This phase of the project will address Objectives 3 to 6, and will concentrate on the detailed technical design of the three main subsystems (control, design, kinematic actuation).

The overall aim of this phase of work is to develop fault tolerant, low-LCC, low-carbon, low-maintenance turnout components and subsystems, through the use of novel materials, processes, electronics, signal processing and mechatronic design concepts as identified in Phase 1.

A number of different design concepts will be developed for each subsystem, with the most promising designs being taken forward for detailed development.

  • WP3 – Next generation control: monitoring and sensing systems
  • WP4 – Next generation design: materials and components
  • WP5 – Next generation kinematic systems: actuators and mechatronics