Models for categorizing, assessing and evaluating the quality of Mechatronic Objects in Systems Engineering, as well as frameworks for developing and assessing Engineering Strategies.


Motivation 

Mechatronic objects play an increasingly important role in systems engineering. In this context a mechatronic object is the representation (digital, virtual) of a mechatronic product and describes characteristics and properties of several different discipline-specific models (like signals, mechanics, automatic control techniques, drawings, ..) and their dependencies. Furthermore systems engineering is a highly complex and needs some strategic guidance that is best formulated as a functional strategy on the level of engineering. Currently there are no established methods for the development and assessment of engineering strategies available.

Goals

  • A Framework for evaluating mechatronic objects that also allows to systematically plan and supervise improvements in the mechatronic design.
  • A method for the development and assessment of engineering strategies.

Results

  • A framework for classifying and evaluating mechatronic objects.
  • A systematic improvment method for mechantronic objects based on their classification and evaluation
  • Validation studies

Partners: Siemens Corporate Technology, SCCH

Contact: Reinhold Plösch

Publications

F. Stallinger, R. Plösch: Towards Methodological Support for the Engineering of Process Reference Models for Product Software, SPICE 2014 Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 4-6, 2014, Springer International 2014, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13036-1_3
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R. Plösch, F. Stallinger, R. Neumann, S. Horn, J. Vollmar: Development and evaluation of systems engineering strategies: An assessment-based approach: Increasing Value in Software and Systems Development - Proceddings of the 5th International Conference, SWQD 2013, January 15-17, Vienna Austria, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, pp 215-229, Springer 2013, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35702-2_13
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B. Böhm, N. Gewald, A. Köhlein, J. Elger, F. Stallinger, R. Neumann, R. Plösch, P. Hehenberger: Potentials of Mechatronic Objects for Improving Mechatronic Engineering: Results and Insights from an Online Survey, Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA 2012), Krakow, Poland, September 17-21, 2012, doi:10.1109/ETFA.2012.6489666
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B. Böhm, N. Gewald, A. Köhlein, J. Elger, F. Stallinger, R. Neumann, R. Plösch, P. Hehenberger: Roadmap für die Entwicklung Mechatronischer Objekte, Proceedings of Automation, Baden-Baden, Germany, June 13-14, 2012.
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G. Pomberger, F. Stallinger, R. Neumann, R. Plösch, P. Hehenberger, B. Böhm, A. Köhlein, N. Gewald: Improving Mechatronical Engineering: an Artifact-Assessment-Based Approach, Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA'2011, Toulouse, France, September 5-9, 2011, IEEE catalog number: CFP11ETF-USB, ISBN: 978-1-4577-0016-3, doi:10.1109/ETFA.2011.6059101
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