Gentelligent Components: Closing the Gap between Components and Information

Gentelligent Components: Closing the Gap between Components and Information

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2012
Autoren Denkena, B., Henning, H.:
Veröffentlicht in 1st Joint International Symposium on System-Integrated Intelligence 2012: New Challenges for Product and Production Engineering (SysInt 2012), June 27th - 29th 2012, Hannover, S. 145-147.

The field of intelligent products is on the advance. Nowadays, products are still generally considered in terms of function and design. Thereby it is neglected that enhanced capabilities of products initiate a rethinking of conventional approaches for production or supply chain control, fault detection, lifecycle monitoring or part authentication and protection against counterfeit products. In the future, products, parts and components will instead actively participate in their production processes, transport, maintenance or redesign. This paper focuses on beyond-state-of-the-art technologies which fundamental idea is to abolish the naturally existing gap of the physical component and its corresponding virtual information about its design, production process or lifecycle for example. With products taking an active part during their production or lifecycle, autonomous decision and control systems as well as new strategies e. g. for load sensoring or maintenance become feasible. The continuous development of integrated sensors and embedded systems leads to further available information about the current product condition, its usage and environment. An overview is provided considering the future possibilities and technologies for novel, gentelligent components which are characterised by genetic and intelligent attributes.