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Roadmap to Self-Serving Assets in Civil Aerospace

By Alexandra Melike Brintrup, D. C. Ranasinghe, S. Kwan, A. Parlikad and K. Owens


The “intelligent object” paradigm first occurred in holonic manufacturing, where objects managed their production. The “self-serving asset” is a further evolution of those early concepts from manufacturing to usage phase. The usage phase bestows a different set of requirements including maximisation of the asset’s life-in-service and benefits to the asset’s stakeholders. Addressing these requirements with a selfserving asset may lead to more streamlined decision-making in service operations, reduce erroneous or suboptimal decisions, and enable condition-based maintenance. We present a future direction for service systems by considering self-serving assets in the aerospace industry, and outline a technology roadmap for the transformation.Organised by: Cranfield UniversityMori Seiki – The Machine Tool Compan

Topics: Multi-agent systems, Self-serving asset, Intelligent object, Aerospace service supply chain
Publisher: Cranfield University Press
Year: 2009
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Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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