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Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems An open-access peer-reviewed journal
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 7, 389-402, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-7-389-2018
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Review paper
16 May 2018
Sensor information as a service – component of networked production
Robert H. Schmitt and Christoph Voigtmann Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management, WZL of RWTH Aachen University,52074 Aachen, Germany
Abstract. Metrology has a key position in networked, adaptive production, with the task of a holistic and valid assessment of the state of various production scenarios. With the diminishing focus on a device-specific development towards an adaptive production network, which is less hierarchical in the sense of the Internet of production, and with the focus on the properties of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), new opportunities for the strengthening of metrology arise. Characteristic of these CPSs are sensors for multi-modal data acquisition, actuators for interaction with the environment, distributed computing power and the ability to spontaneously or permanently network itself. They form the basis for the creation of a digital shadow and thus are essential components of a model for process control. Current trends and challenges for metrology in networked production, such as multi-sensor systems, model-based measurements, virtual measurement processes or the integration into adaptable production systems, broaden the boundaries of future requirements of metrology, in particular with regard to its flexibility, speed and compatibility. A prerequisite is a scalable, specifiable information fusion. A solution to this is the service-based provision of sensor information, measurement data and decisions, which can be flexibly adapted to task-specific requirements. For this concept of sensor information as a service, development stages and prerequisites for its implementation as well as affected areas are discussed.
Citation: Schmitt, R. H. and Voigtmann, C.: Sensor information as a service – component of networked production, J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 7, 389-402, https://doi.org/10.5194/jsss-7-389-2018, 2018.

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Metrology has a key position in networked, adaptive production, with the task of a holistic and valid assessment of the state of various production scenarios. Current trends and challenges for metrology in networked production, e.g., multi-sensor systems, model-based measurements, virtual measurement processes or the integration into adaptable production systems are described and the concept of sensor information as a service is presented as a key development for the flexible use of metrology.
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