Intelligent Products: From Lifecycle Data Acquisition to Enabling Product-related Services

Moore, Philip and Yang, Xiaoyu and Chong, Seng Kwong (2009) Intelligent Products: From Lifecycle Data Acquisition to Enabling Product-related Services. Computers in Industry, 60 (3). pp. 184-194. ISSN 0166-3615

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In this paper key components in an intelligent product are defined and an associated intelligent product model is formulated. In this model, each product is equipped with an Intelligent Data Unit that connects to a regional back-end service enabler over the Communication Support Infrastructure (e.g. Internet) for lifecycle data transmission. An Intelligent Data Unit is a hardware device that consists of sensors, a controller, memory and data communication interface, which can be embedded into the product to acquire the lifecycle data. A service enabler is a software agent that receives the lifecycle data, and uses it to enable services and provide useful information and knowledge. The analysis and design of a service enabler is described, and a prototype service enabler is developed. It has been demonstrated in field trials that intelligent products built in this way can enable suitable product-related services.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.compind.2008.12.009
Uncontrolled Keywords: data
ISSN: 0166-3615
Subjects: Technology
Depositing User: Philip Moore
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 11:24
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 11:24
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/741

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