ORGANISATION
 

Project Organisation / Management Structure
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Management and coordination activities in the PM ’n’ IDEA project is structured around four main activities:

Strategic Coordination is led by UNIFE, as Project Coordinator, supporting the work of the Steering Board. The Steering Board is comprised by one representative from each core partner organisation (four key industries + 4 urban operators + UNIFE).

Technical coordination is performed by Technical Management Team, responsible for the co-ordination and integration of the technical work of the project. It comprises of the WP leaders and is chaired by the Technical Manager and coordinated by the Project Coordinator.

Administrative coordination activities are carried out by the Project Coordinator (UNIFE) with support from the administrative manager (D’Appolonia).

Financial coordination activities are carried out by the Project Coordinator (UNIFE) with support from the administrative manager (D’Appolonia). Activities include budgeting, financial reporting and distribution of funding.

WP leaders are Corus (WP1 & WP5), D2S (WP2), MER MEC (WP3), Alstom (WP4 & WP6), UNIFE (WP0 & WP7).
 

Project Structure and Work Flow
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Project Scope

  1. Application of image acquisition and analysis techniques for as much of the track system and its environment currently inspected by manual means.

  2. Development of an inspection system for the assessment of internal integrity of street running grooved rail sections.

  3. Development of methodologies to measure the deviation of track quality from identified “signature tune” of the segments.

  4. Establishing the criteria for assessing the structural integrity of grooved rail sections embedded in street running sections of tramway networks.

  5. Development of techniques for the automatic assessment of the degradation and integrity of track sub-components.

The overall concept of the project is to facilitate the achievement of an efficient urban transport system by generating solutions to some of the currently identified barriers that form the “Project Imperatives”. These have been established through close consultation with operators, maintainers and suppliers and will be added to through the discussions with User Interest Groups to be established for both Tramway Operators and Mainline Railway Infrastructure Managers.