Collaborative Research & Development

Working groups are formed annually for the development fields and Research & Development projects are carried out jointly. The aim of each study is to develop demonstrators and publish the results in internal reports. All ICNAP members are involved to enter their specific requirements and participate in the results. Collaborative R&D projects are selected jointly during the annual meeting. As the results of the studies are proprietary information of ICNAP, they cannot be described in detail on this website. The following projects will be conducted in 2019:

Merging data from different manufacturing sources in one digital twin

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Challenge and motivation

  • A manufacturing process chain is characterized by different production technologies
  • Technology specific data is not comparable
  • Digitalization of the process chain is incomplete

Objective

  • Definition of requirements for data standardization of different manufacturing technologies to create a Digital Twin consisting of different data

Development of a reference architecture for 5G-enabled production

Challenge and motivation

  • 5G is in the advent of being rolled out in many countries
  • 5G is promising attractive features for industrial application, but its integration into the infrastructure is not yet clear
  • Financial benefits unclear

Objective

  • Create a reference architecture for the integration of 5G into industrial production, which serves as a blueprint for an efficient 5G roll out
  • Economical evaluation for selected use cases
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Middleware Software for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Challenge and motivation

  • Connecting different devices, machines data sources and sinks is a common but often challenging task
  • Multiple companies offer large-scale solutions and platforms for IIoT

Objective

  • Comparison and Evaluation of different IIoT middleware solutions and neutral feature listing