Ansaldo STS S.p.A. (ASTS)

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Ansaldo STS is a public company, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, the Italian Stock Exchange, on STAR segment, with subscribed and paid in capital amounted to e90,000,000.00. Ansaldo STS is a leading company operating in the sector of high technology for railway and urban transport. The Company operates in the design, implementation and management of embedded safety critical systems and services for signalling and supervision of railway and urban traffic, as well as lead contractor. Ansaldo STS is headquartered in Genoa and has more than 4,100 employees in more than 30 countries. The 40% of the share capital is held by Finmeccanica shareholder. The company has an international geographical organisation present in: Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Western Europe and North Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. The company operates worldwide as lead contractor, system integrator and supplier ”turnkey” of the most important projects of mass transportation in metro and urban railways. The various Legal Entities included in the company perimeter play activities in the fields of traffic management and control of trains, production of signalling systems and maintenance services, in the interests of efficiency and safety over time for both clients and for end users. Depending on the customer’s request or on the type of order, Ansaldo STS is able to operate in either the Railway or Urban Transport Systems market as either:

  • a provider of ”turnkey” solutions as a General Contractor (also managing the civil works required to implement the project) and Integrated Transport Systems with its Signalling products
  • or independently providing only the technological part and the Signalling products or the engineering expertise of the IT system engineer/technology integrator or, partially providing other subsystems.

Furthermore, in the market of Signalling, Ansaldo STS provides components and services, either sold with the signalling and control system or separately. In the market of Transportation Solutions Ansaldo STS provides operation and maintenance services for the Urban Transport Systems. Ansaldo STS designs and produces integrated transport systems, i.e. it studies. designs and plans the integration of the design and construction of the technological elements that make up the transport system, including equipment, signalling, power supply, telecommunications and rolling-stock (whether for railway or metro trains), as well as any other technical items that, together with the foregoing, constitute an integrated transport system. The end product, i.e. an integrated transport system, whether railway line or metro line, is then delivered to the principal on a turnkey basis. The Group is also able to offer signalling and transportation systems competencies separately according to the client’s needs. Ansaldo STS is one of the Founding Members of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking.

Relevant Expertise for the project:

Ansaldo STS has been involved in several Artemis JU projects aimed at increasing process efficiency. In particular it was involved in CESAR project (Cost-Efficient Methods and Processes for Safety Relevant Embedded Systems), MBAT (Combined Model-based Analysis and Testing of Embedded Systems) and CRYSTAL (Critical System Engineering Acceleration). All of them are addressed to develop test architectures and tools that Ansaldo STS applied to its safety related use cases achieving valuable impacts on its huge testing processes. MANTIS is an opportunity to improve our maintainability process basing on trustable assumptions in terms of hardware reliability

Role in the project:

In the scope of ASTS is the management and prevention of the fault via an HW design that assure an high time to the failure. One of the most relevant role will be played in addressing the use of a Reliability Test strategy, based on mathematical and theorical assumption, in order to validate the MTBF value (coming from predictive analysis) with a fixed confidence interval. In a few words, ASTS role will be contributing to develop new approaches about fault and validate them in a specific rail use case. On the basis of the role above defined, ASTS will contribute to define the Framework requirements providing inputs specific for the rail domain. The defined methodological approach will be first of all specialised in the rail environment and then a use case scenarios will be defined and implemented in a demonstrator in order to validate the developed methodology