IBMS is a concept for future mobile communication systems to provide a large range of data rates with different degrees of mobility. The integration of heterogeneous services and communication systems requires a common Network Access and Connectivity CHannel (NACCH) for basic signaling to provide permanent network access. Smart Antennas are utilized to… (More)
Manufacturing technology selection is traditionally a human-driven approach where the trade-off of alternative manufacturing investments is steered by a group of experts. The problem is a semi-structured and subjective-based decision practice influenced by the experience and intuitive feeling of the decision-makers involved. This paper presents a distinct… (More)
Motivation Related Projects Methodology Overview Knowledge Representation Approach Assembly System Design Ontology Application Example Conclusions and Future Work Develop a Unified Ontology that will enable seamless Collaboration and use of Top-of-its-Class tools within the area of Assembly System Design.
Assembly systems today require an increasingly higher level of physical and logical adaptability. Methods and tools are needed to adapt assembly systems to market changes in a timely and cost effective manner. The requirement for increased responsiveness has led to the development of new modular concepts which provide the bases for achieving higher system… (More)
In the last years, assembly systems have been challenged by the new market and economic trends, which require more flexible, evolvable, reconfigurable and adaptable manufacturing systems. This scenario has led to the development of new paradigms in the assembly domain. The “Plug & Produce” and modularity concepts along with the use of… (More)
Precision assembly systems today are subject to high levels of change which require fast physical and logical adaption. As such, new methods and tools need to reflect this need providing adaptive systems that can react to market changes in a timely and cost effective manner. Towards achieving increased responsiveness several developments of new modular… (More)
Reconfigurable modular manufacturing systems provide a solution to manage current challenges of dynamic, customer driven markets. Powerful methods are needed for rapid configuration of system. This research focuses on the ontological definition of modular assembly device domain knowledge which builds the foundation for such methods. In this word formal… (More)