UK firm Hima-Sella will supply components for the European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling system being tested by Japanese firm Hitachi‘s UK unit Hitachi Rail Europe along with Network Rail.

The trial is to ensure ETCS compliance of the Hitachi Rail system, to be introduced as part of the European Rail Traffic Management System.

Hima-Sella will supply its MFT_L11 driver displays as well as DRS05 Doppler speed radar equipment for the trial during 2011.

The driver displays will indicate speed and ETCS-related data to the driver on a 10.4in TFT display and processor with safety functionality approved to SIL2.

The radars will deliver the non-contact determination of speed, distance and driving direction using the Doppler effect, with the patented antenna arrangement capable of measuring speeds from 0.2 to 600kmph.