Projektlogo Gamification for Qualification of Offshore Wind Energy Service Technicians
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QUEST

Gamification for Qualification of Offshore Wind Energy Service Technicians

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The competition for offshore wind energy maintenance services is steadily increasing. The quality of the service represents the decisive differentiation feature in the industry. In addition, public requirements lead to the necessity of constant further development and training of the employees. As a result of the decentralized service stations, further trainings are characterized by high logistics costs due to the transfer of employees to central qualification measures. At the same time, the weather conditions at sea, for example, frequently lead to temporal free spaces, which could potentially be used for qualification measures.

The aim of the project is to improve competitiveness through the considerably more effective training of the staff. On the one hand, e-Learning enables the aspect of decentralised and temporally flexible mediation of learning contents. On the other hand, the gamification approach is designed to increase the acceptance and motivation of the staff. Results gained from the analysis of service logs are serving as input for the overall solution, in order to develop a comprehensive and useful application.

Duration 01.12.2016 - 31.05.2018, Funded by Land Bremen
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iKraft

Innovativ Kraft

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To cope with the increasingly demanding competitive environment, companies have to strengthen their innovative powers and intelligently merge quality aims and domain knowledge. They have to develop new capabilities, both resource and knowledge wise, and find effective possibilities of delivering the right products.

The “Innovativ Kraft” project will develop methods and tools to enable companies to collaborate and harness their joint innovative powers. iKraft will foster effective innovation processes and thus the improvements of the companies’ products. The collaborative use will also yield a much better return-on-investment, e.g. on testing-facilities, equipment, know-how and the pursuit of further initiatives.

Innovativ Kraft will focus on the utilisation of Meta data and have a modular approach for the collaborative development of capabilities at its core. The project is based on the needs of the involved companies to find joint solutions and has a special focus on the development and use of testing facilities and the connected know-how.

Duration 01.05.2014 - 30.04.2018, Funded by Norwegian Research Council

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Projektlogo Methodenentwicklung zur präventiven Steigerung der Arbeitssicherheit an Flurförderzeugen mit Umsetzung eines Assistenzsystems durch Fusion und Analyse von 2D- und 3D-Bilddaten

PraeVISION

Development of preemptive methods towards increased work safety at ground conveyors through fusion and analysis of 2D and 3D image sensor data

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Each accident at work is a personal fate and at the same time an economic loss for the employer and for society. The application range of powered industrial vehicles within intralogistics offers a high risk potential. Driver assistance systems for industrial vehicles such as forklifts can be used here in order to increase the attention of potentially affected employees at the crucial moment and warn the people involved.

The project aims at both researching general methods to improve work safety at motor-powered ground conveyors and specifically applying 2D/3D image processing methods in a demonstrator system to prove this method effective in increasing work safety in such an environment. The developed demonstrator can serve as a basis to engineer a system for ground conveyors to notify the driver of potential hazards, which then could be integrated and retrofitted into ground conveyors independent of the manufacturer.

Duration 01.03.2015 - 31.03.2018, Funded by DGUV
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Projektlogo Ein adaptives simulationsbasiertes Optimierungsverfahren zur Planung und Steuerung dynamischer Produktionssysteme
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AdaptiveSBO

An adaptive simulation-based optimisation approach for the scheduling and control of dynamic manufacturing systems

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This Brazilian-German cooperation-project aims at developing a simulation-based optimisation method for the scheduling and control of dynamic job shop manufacturing systems. The traditional approach of simulation-based optimisation is suitable for solving complex, stochastic scheduling problems. Within the project, this approach will be extended to additionally incorporate the dynamics of job shops, so that scheduling decisions and the configuration of the shop floor control can be optimised with respect to the current system state. The approach bases on the development of an iterative optimisation algorithm which allows changes of the objective function during the optimisation. In order to couple the optimisation with the physical production process, an automated method to exchange data between a manufacturing execution system and the simulation model within the optimisation approach is developed. The aim of this project is the development of a simulation-based optimisation method for the scheduling and control of dynamic job shop manufacturing systems. This method will be evaluated by means of an application to the job shop system of a Brazilian producer of mechanical parts.

Duration 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2018, Funded by DFG
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Manutelligence

Product Service Design and Manufacturing Intelligence Engineering Platform

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The Manutelligence project aims to close the gap between product and service development. For this purpose, a cross-disciplinary collaborative management environment for Product-Service engineering has to be created. The integration of product and service development is based on a combined lifecycle model that includes both perspectives.

Besides common PLM tools, such as CAD and production planning, two existing simulation tools have to be adapted, enabling lifecycle assessment and lifecycle costing of Product-Services. The collaborative management environment will be evaluated in four use cases: automotive, cruise ships, modular houses and additive manufacturing.

Duration 01.02.2015 - 31.01.2018, Funded by H2020-FoF-2014

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PSYMBIOSYS

Product-Service sYMBIOtic SYStems

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PSYMBIOSYS aims at improving the competitiveness of European Manufacturing industries by developing an innovative product-service engineering environment, symbolized by a five-pointed symbiosis star – design-production, product-service, knowledge-sentiment, EDA-SOA, business-innovation – and able to dramatically reduce the time-to-market of more attractive and sustainable product-service solutions.

Duration 01.02.2015 - 31.01.2018, Funded by H2020-FoF-2014

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Projektlogo Feedback mechanisms Across the Lifecycle for Customer-driven Optimization of iNnovative product-service design
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FALCON

Feedback mechanisms Across the Lifecycle for Customer-driven Optimization of iNnovative product-service design

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Success in the market is not only determined by the product itself, but also by its service extensions. BIBA established the term “Extended Products” for such Product-Service-Systems and can look back upon a long history on research in this field. BIBA is the coordinator the project FALCON, which consists of 13 partners from 8 European countries. Its core research focusses on the acquisition und application of product usage information for product and service design. To achieve this goal FALCON exploits novel sensor technologies, information and communication technologies and additional information from the Internet for gathering feedback during the usage phase of a product.

The objective: to develop knowledge based engineering and innovative tools for product development.

Duration 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017, Funded by H2020-FoF-2014
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CrushPack

Development of a process to improve the crushability of packaging solutions made of expanded polystyrene (EPS)

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Online sales of fresh and frozen food (E-Food) requires a specialized packaging solution. Thereby, specific technical, economic and environmental requirements as well as the user experience have to be considered. Usually, this packaging is made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and Styrofoam. The storage and disposal of these, comparably bulky EPS packaging is very difficult for private households and reduces the acceptance of E-Food. Therefore, the objective of this project is to the adaptation of the EPS packaging in order to increase its crushability and render it easier to store and dispose, while retaining its thermodynamic properties. The task of the BIBA focusses on the theoretical and simulative development of a product and process model for the integrated simulation and optimization of the manufacturing process.

Duration 01.07.2016 - 31.12.2017, Funded by BMWi
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STEVE

System-Technik und Virtuelle Erprobung

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The main objective of "STEVE" aims in the development of an environmentally friendly air traffic system. Here, two strategic objectives are pursued. The first objective focuses on the development of environmentally friendly system technologies. Examples include inter alia lighter components or new power supplies (fuel cells) and their input into the aircraft. The second objective addresses the improving of development efficiency and thus is an essential precursor for the development of environmentally friendly systems - especially against the background of increasing system complexities in shorter development times.

Duration 01.08.2014 - 30.09.2017, Funded by BMWi

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Projektlogo Entscheidungstool zur adaptiven Gestaltung von PPS-Methoden für Lohnfertiger in dynamischen Auftragsnetzen der Luftfahrtbranche

JobNet 4.0

Decision-making tool for adaptive designing of PPS-methods for contract manufacturers of dynamic collective orders in aviation industry

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Within the collaborative project JobNet 4.0 the BIBA developed a decision-making software tool. It especially helps small and medium-sized aviation enterprises to find the right methods of production planning and control (PPS) for alternating order situations. This tool is compatible with existing software systems, thus, it can be quickly integrated into the PPS processes, and it is transferable to other industries such as mechanical engineering or the automotive industry. Project partners were Quast Praezisionstechnik GmbH and FMM Finkenwerder Metall- und Maschinenbau OHG operating in Hamburg.

Duration 01.06.2015 - 30.09.2017, Funded by BMBF
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Projektlogo Entwicklung eines omnidirektionalen Kettenantriebssystems für Baumaschinen (Omniketten)
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Omniketten

Development of omnidirectional tracks for construction machines

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Omnidirectional drives are very common in the robotics area. They enable a robot to move on a plane completely free and thus an excellent maneuverability. But they also impose high demands on the evenness and cleanliness of the roadway.

The construction machinery market constantly calls for improvements in maneuverability of the machinery. Omnidirectional drive technology can meet such requirements. However a direct transfer from the omnidirectional technology commonly used for robot applications is not possible due to the work environment found at construction sites.

The Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA) developed in collaboration with the Company IVA Johann Construction GmbH an innovative omnidirectional track system for applications involving construction equipment in the harshest environments.

The system will be designed, simulated and the finally constructed. The interaction of the system elements with the surface are of great interest due to the challenges imposed by the new kind of tracking system.

Duration 01.01.2015 - 30.06.2017, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Informationssystem zur echtzeitnahen Koordination des Offshore-Transports unter Berücksichtigung von Ressourcenspezifika und dynamischen Wetter- und Seegangbedingungen
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IeK

Information system for near real-time coordination of offshore transport under consideration of specific resource characteristics and dynamic weather and swell conditions

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For the efficient operation of an offshore wind park it requires well-balanced and cost-efficient logistics. The joint project IeK aims at the development of a real-time planning and control system through the connection of forecast data and real weather data, data of the sea, data of ship movement and order data. Due to the steady expansion of offshore wind energy and the resulting need for maintenance of such facilities, the number of supply tours increases significantly. The great number of facilities, high costs for transport, material and personnel and the rising complexity of the planning lead to a need for a comprehensive information system for planning and control as well as for the support of operational logistics processes. The aim of this research project, which BIBA Institute conducts together with the project partners cluetec, energy&meteo and Jade University of Applied Sciences, is the development of a system, which offers actors from the offshore wind energy service logistics a well-founded source of information for operational decision-making processes. This includes the current and future situation of weather and sea conditions and the individual performance of used transport ships. Furthermore, the system is supposed to provide the basis for efficient and high-quality pre-planning of resource allocation at sea. Additionally, a low-cost system for wave measurement will be developed.

Duration 01.05.2015 - 30.04.2017, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Entwicklung eines Assistenzsystems zur Unterstützung von Servicetechnikern bei der Instandhaltung von Windenergieanlagen
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AR Maintenance Syste

Development of an assistance system to provide service technicians with support during wind turbine maintenance

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In the project AR maintenance system an assistance system for service technicians of wind turbines has been developed. The system supports the service technician - that is equipped with data glasses - by providing information for the execution of service orders and by documenting the relevant data. Within the project the system development has been divided in three subsystems: navigation, work instruction and life-time documentation. The subsystem navigation comprises the support of orientation and working sequence of the service technicians by applying methods of indoor localization and positioning. Within the subsystem work instruction a user-friendly interaction between data glasses and service technicians has been developed that includes, amongst others, the visualization of working instructions in the field of view. Documentation, data security and data storage have been work contents of the subsystem life-time documentation.

Duration 01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017, Funded by BMWi
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Celluveyor II

Cellular Conveyor

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The Cellular Conveyor, abbreviated Celluveyor, is a highly flexible modular conveying and positioning system that is based on the approach of cellular conveying technology. Small hexagonal modules contain specially arranged omnidirectional wheels, which are individually and selectively controlled. This enables the logistics operator to move and to position several objects simultaneously and independently on any track. The Celluveyor covers complex material handling tasks in a minimum of space.

Duration 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2017, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Arbeitsprozessorientierte Kompetenzentwicklung für den Hafen der Zukunft (ArKoH)
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ArKoH

Arbeitsprozessorientierte Kompetenzentwicklung für den Hafen der Zukunft (ArKoH)

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<p>Companies today face the challenge of the tension between cost pressures, conservation and promotion of the employability and skills development of their employees not only to solve, but to solve it innovatively. Exacerbation is added through consideration of demographic trends. Recent studies confirm the necessary shift from a deficit perspective, according to which older workers due to an increased disease risk, both physically and mentally to lose employability and instead emphasize the role of experience-based knowledge and its innovation potential. Therefore, the three inter-related factors of occupational structure, competence development and design of work need to be aligned in organization through operations in line.</p>

<p>As there is not "the one right way" in terms of designing demographically fair labor, regional as well as business and industry-specific aspects need to be taken into account. Therefore, the joint project ArKoH analyses the future of technology, age structures, work organization and skills necessary. The future development in the production and installation of offshore components and other port-related activities is anticipated and investigated.</p>

<p>The aim of the project is in close connection to technological and operational development processes to determine the changing work processes in order to derive appropriate training concepts. Since, in particular in small and medium-sized companies the financial and time budget for training and development is very tight, the learning is not done at work in the sense of traditional approaches such as seminar phases, but through the use of playful methods that can be used in addition to the actual work process (serious gaming). Together with the companies in the offshore industry, an approach for workflow-integrated skills development will be developed, tested and evaluated in the operational environment.</p>

<p>The project has a duration of three years and three months (12/2013 - 02/2017) and is founded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the reference number 01FK13058.</p>

Duration 01.12.2013 - 28.02.2017, Funded by BMBF
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FIT4.0

Inverse fabric planning – intralogistics 4.0

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The development of industry 4.0 lead to many cases of changes for producing companies. One special part is the factory planning, connected with the high requirements of plants that have to be more flexible and dynamic. There are many influences on new or reverse planning like dynamic material flows or individual manufacturing. Expanding the concepts of factory planning is the foundation for prospective planning projects. Based on the generally valid VDI 5200 the necessary factors of industry 4.0 will be added.

Main aim was to develop a general concept for the intra-logistic planning with regard to industry 4.0. This concept is suitable to most producing companies. Identification, discussion and implementation of industry 4.0 for the intra-logistic as well as the innovative approach of invers planning strategy are parts of the described concept. Additionally, analyzing and developing information flows are central components of the developed concept combining findings of technological data sheets and identified weaknesses.

Duration 01.09.2016 - 28.02.2017, Funded by Land Bremen
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Projektlogo Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur Untersuchung von Funktionsflächen auf Mikrobauteilen im Inneren von Kavitäten

SFB747 - T3

Entwicklung eines Verfahrens zur Untersuchung von Funktionsflächen auf Mikrobauteilen im Inneren von Kavitäten

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<b>Transfer Project T3 - Microcavity</b><br><br>

Realizing 100% quality inspection of micro parts requires an interplay between fast measurement and evaluation techniques. The aim of transfer project T3 is to achieve this goal in cooperation with the partner institute BIAS and the industry partner Hubert Stüken GmbH & Co. KG. Within this project BIBA develops fast and reliable evaluation algorithms, particularly suited for the digital holography developed at BIAS and the high production rates at Hubert Stüken GmbH & Co. KG.

Duration 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016, Funded by

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Projektlogo Methoden und Werkzeuge für die preagierende Instandhaltung von Offshore Windenergieanlagen
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preInO

Methods and Tools for the Pro-Active Maintenance of Offshore Wind Turbine Generators

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In the project „preInO“ tools and methods for the realisation of a preacting maintenance were developed by means of artificial intelligence. These have been validated by means of a demonstrator. Great optimisation potentials concerning the deployment of personnel, spare parts and transport were pointed out. The project has been implemented in cooperation with the turbine manufacturer SENVION from Hamburg and the software developer SWMS from Oldenburg.

Duration 01.04.2013 - 30.09.2016, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling
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Fortissimo - HighSea

Factories of the Future Resources, Technology, Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling

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The HighSea experiment is part of the Fortissimo project. It will improve the design process of leisure boats by incorporating real usage data. For this purpose, the collected usage data are analyzed. The gained knowledge is used to adapt the boat structure. Newly generated structures are tested through fluid dynamics simulation. The simulation is done using the high performance computing infrastructure provided through Fortissimo.

BIBA will support the collection of real usage data by applying its Universal Marine Gateway (UMG) on several leisure boats. The UMG is device developed in the BOMA project. It is used to collect data about, e.g. temperature and humidity. The UMGs will be connected to the ICT infrastructure of the remaining project partners.

Duration 01.10.2014 - 30.09.2016, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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Projektlogo Sicherheit und Effizienz von Flurförderzeugen durch intelligenten IKT-Einsatz steigern

IntraSafe

ICT in intra-logistics – Increasing safety and efficiency through an intelligent use of ICT

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The use of forklift trucks implies a high risk of accidents in intra-logistics. Due to the demographic change and the forthcoming skilled worker shortage, it becomes more and more important for logistics companies to preserve the health of their workers, since the loss of know-how can often not be compensated especially in small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore, the development of new technologies, that raise safety and efficiency and that support cognitive ability in working environments, will become increasingly important in the future. Therefore, the project IntraSafe concerns the development of an assistance system for forklift trucks. It is based on a linkage of workers and forklifts via infrared technology that enables a combination of collision avoidance and intelligent routing of forklift trucks for increasing safety and efficiency of logistics processes.

Duration 01.08.2014 - 31.07.2016, Funded by BMBF
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Zentronom

Methods for coupling central production planning with autonomous control

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The process of production planning and control contributes significantly to the efficiency of modern production systems. However, common central planning methods in industrial application show deficits in complex and dynamic production environments. In contrast to prevailing central control methods, approaches of autonomous control offer the chance to cope with these dynamic conditions more efficiently. An interlinking of central planning with autonomous control methods promises the advantages of both approaches. Nevertheless, there is currently a lack of knowledge concerning the interlinking of central production planning with autonomous production control. Therefore, the interdependencies have to be analysed in order to combine both approaches efficiently. The project developed efficient methods for the combination of central production planning with autonomous production control. This promises an improvement both of the logistical performance as well as the degree of production plan fulfilment.

Duration 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016, Funded by DFG
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Projektlogo Erweiterte Sicherheit in der Luftfrachtkette
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ESecLog

Erweiterte Sicherheit in der Luftfrachtkette

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While airfreight accounts for only one percent of total freight traffi c, the actual value of the goods transported by airfreight equates to 40 per cent. In addition, around

60 per cent of the freight is transported in passenger aircraft. For this reason, airfreight supply chains are regulated by strict security requirements.

BIBA‘s involvement in the project included analysing existing logistics processes and regulations governing the handling of airfreight. BIBA designed new logistics process

es based on the functions of the solutions that had been developed. It is hoped that these processes will lead to more automation and digitisation. The new processes were evaluated in test series at Bremen Airport.

founded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the reference number 13N12640.

Duration 01.05.2013 - 30.06.2016, Funded by BMBF
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SoNaMax

Langzeitmessung des Mehrertrages nachgeführter Photovoltaikanlagen

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Vergleich der Erträge einer feststehenden und einer der Sonne nachgeführten Photovoltaikanlage mit gleichen Modulen am gleichen Standort.

Langzeitmessung mit permanenter Datenerfassung und automatischer online-Darstellung der wichtigsten Messdaten.

Die nachgeführte Anlage ist zu 99% beschattungsfrei und kann dem Sonnenlauf ohne Einschränkung folgen.

Duration 26.05.2005 - 31.12.2015, Funded by Langzeitmessung PV-Nachführung


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RISKLES

Konzeption und exemplarische Implementierung eines standardisierten Personalmanagementprozesses zur Risikominimierung beim Einsatz von Fachleuten für Flughafensicherheit

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Personen- und Warensicherheit an Flughäfen ist ein aktuelles wie komplexes Thema, das insbesondere durch die Qualität der von Menschen durchgeführten Sicherheitskontrollen bestimmt ist. Das Gesamtziel des Projektes RISKLES ist die Konzeption und exemplarische Implementierung eines standardisierten Personalmanagementprozesses zur Risikominimierung beim Einsatz von Fachleuten für Flughafensicherheit.

Hierzu sollen die Praktiken in der Luftsicherheit durch effektive Einstellung neuer Mitarbeiter sowie die kontinuierliche Kompetenzentwicklung der aktuellen Mitarbeiter verbessert werden. Dies betrifft insbesondere die Themen im Bereich Risikoerkenntnis und Management, und Verbesserung bzw. Austausch von Know-How. Die Erforschung

bereits praktizierter sowie zukünftiger Methoden und Prozesse zur Unterstützung der Auswahl und der Entwicklung des Personals in einem sicherheitskritischen Bereich sind ein Kerninhalt des RISKLES Projektes.

Das Verbundvorhaben ist unterteilt in verschiedene Teilprojekte und das BIK beschäftigt sich im Rahmen des Teilprojekts der Universität Bremen mit der Identifikation bereits vorhandener Methoden und Werkzeuge im Bereich Wissensmanagement, der Aufnahme der bestehenden Anforderungen und gegenwärtigen Praktiken im Bereich Luftsicherheit, und der Entwicklung eines IT-gestützten,

kennzahlenbasierten Systems, welches in den übergeordneten RISKLES Personal- und Sicherheitsmanagement-Referenzprozess eingebettet wird.

Hiermit soll deutlich gemacht werden, dass die Prozesse in einem sicherheitsrelevanten Umfeld unterstützt und die Standards nachhaltig erhöht werden können. Beispielsweise

sollen wissensbasierte Systeme dabei helfen, vorhandenes Wissen innerhalb eines Arbeitsablaufes zu archivieren und es in der Einarbeitungsphase neuer Mitarbeiter und bei der

Weiterbildung an entsprechende Fachkräfte zu verteilen.

Duration 01.07.2013 - 31.12.2015, Funded by

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Thermopack

Ein modular aufgebautes Verpackungskonzept für die Tiefkühl- und Distributionslogistik

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The project Next Generation Thermopack developed an innovative packaging system for the

distribution of frozen goods. Compared to conventional solutions a longer period of refrigeration

can be realized with the same amount of dry ice. This saves costs and reduces the environmental

impact. The prequalified packaging system is exclusively distributed by the K+S (Kühlund

Spezialtransporte GmbH) from Bremerhaven, which developed the solution of insulated

container and cooling element together with the BIBA.

Duration 01.07.2014 - 30.09.2015, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries
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FITMAN

Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries

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The mission of the FITMAN (Future Internet Technologies for MANufacturing industries) project is to provide the FI PPP Core Platform with 10 industry-led use case trials in the domains of Smart, Digital and Virtual Factories of the Future.FITMAN Trials will test and assess the suitability, openness and flexibility of FI-WARE Generic Enablers while contributing to the STEEP (social-technological-economical-environmental-political) sustainability of EU Manufacturing Industries.

The use case trials belong to several manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, white goods, furniture, textile/clothing, LED lighting, plastic, construction, and manufacturing assets management.

Duration 01.04.2014 - 30.09.2015, Funded by FP7

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LaMa

LaMa – Intelligentes Ladungsträgermanagement

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Intelligente Telematik- und Sensorlösungen ermöglichen die Überwachung von logistischen Objekten in Echtzeit. Speziell für hochwertige und verderbliche Güter ergibt sich eine zunehmende Relevanz der Echtzeit-Steuerung. Das Konzept der „anpassbaren Telematik“ kann die Transparenz in logistischen Prozessen erhöhen.<br /><br />

In Zeiten globaler Märkte und weltweiter Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke kommt der Logistikbranche eine hohe Bedeutung zu, damit die gehandelten Güter termingetreu, vollständig und mit richtiger Qualität den Empfänger erreichen. Insbesondere bei sensiblen Gütern treten jedoch häufig Qualitätsmängel nach dem Transport auf. Sensible Güter sind jegliche Güter, die empfindlich auf Umwelteinflüsse wie Temperaturschwankungen, hohe Luftfeuchtigkeit, Stöße oder ähnliches reagieren. Dies ist z. B. bei Lebensmitteln, pharmazeutischen Produkten, chemischen Produkten oder High-Value-Elektronikartikeln sehr häufig und bei Bauteilen im Maschinenbau und in der Automobilindustrie teilweise der Fall. Heutzutage behelfen sich die Versender bzw. Empfänger sensibler Güter mit Datenloggern, die während des Transportes die Umwelteinflüsse messen und speichern. Hierdurch lassen sich zwar Fehler der Transporteure nachweisen, diese Fehler werden jedoch erst im Nachhinein aufgedeckt. Die Folgen sind zum einen die Verschwendung von Lebensmitteln, pharmazeutischen Produkten etc. sowie damit einhergehende finanzielle Verluste und zum anderen Zeitverluste (Nachschubbeschaffung) mit folgendem Terminverzug und daraus resultierender Kundenunzufriedenheit.<br /><br />

Das BIBA hat in diesem Projekt mehrere Prototypen der „anpassbaren Telematik“ entwickelt. Diese Prototypen bestehen neben dem herkömmlichen GPRS-Gateway mit GPS-Empfangsmodul aus drahtlosen Sensormodulen, die es ermöglichen, Umgebungswerte wie Temperatur, Luftfeuchtigkeit, Erschütterung direkt an der Ware während der Transport- und Lagerzeiten zu erfassen und diese Information über das Gateway online zur Verfügung zu stellen. Das Online-Monitoring ermöglicht zum einen ein zeitnahes Reagieren auf Störungen und Fehler, um Warenverluste zu reduzieren, und zum anderen können durch die geschaffene Transparenz Fehlerpotenziale frühzeitig erkannt und gezielt Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung dieser Fehler eingeleitet werden. <br />

Die Funktionalität der Prototypen wurde in einem Feldtest überprüft und die Vorteile evaluiert. So konnte während des Feldtests auf vom Plan abweichende Warenbewegungen unmittelbar reagiert werden und mittels der Sensorik die vorgeschriebene Reinigung von Ladungsträgern nachgewiesen werden. Die Digitalisierung der Logistikprozesse durch die Sensorik bot zudem einen tiefgreifenden und präzisen Einblick in die Logistikprozesse. Darauf aufbauend soll in zukünftigen Forschungsprojekten eine solche Datengrundlage automatisch durch Methoden des Data Mining bzw. des maschinellen Lernen ausgewertet und zu Prozessoptimierung genutzt werden.

Duration 01.01.2015 - 30.09.2015, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Cyber-Physische Produktionssysteme – Produktivitäts- und Flexibilitätssteigerung durch die Vernetzung intelligenter Systeme in der Fabrik
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CyProS

Cyber Physical Production Systems – Enhancement of Productivity and Flexibility by Networking Intelligent Systems in the Factory

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The research project CyProS acquired methods for developing Cyber-Physical Systems

(CPS) which contribute to a higher transparency and a better control of the complex production process. For this purpose the BIBA analyzed the manufacturing logistics‘ requirements of the gear factory Wittenstein AG and determined potential improvements. In order to make those capabilities accessible, the BIBA developed a concept for a Cyber-Physical logistics system called <a href="www.youtube.com/watch" target="_blank">“Milkrun 4.0”</a> and validated it by means of a simulation study. The simulation disclosed that the “Milkrun 4.0” reduces the material consumption by 30 percent while responsiveness is increased. The prototypical implementation in the company of Wittenstein AG fell to the project partner aio IT for Logistics GmbH.

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Furthermore, a <a href="www.biba.uni-bremen.de/industrie4.html" target="_blank">competence and transfer centre</a> has been initiated. On the one hand, CPS (-applications) are developed and tested in this centre. On the other hand, the wide range of CPS applications is presented to promote an acquisition of research findings into industry.

Duration 15.09.2012 - 14.09.2015, Funded by BMBF
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Projektlogo Linked Knowledge in Manufacturing, Engineering and Design for Next-Generation Production
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LinkedDesign

Linked Knowledge in Manufacturing, Engineering and Design for Next-Generation Production

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The European Project LinkedDesign will boost the productivity of today‘s engineers by providing an integrated, holistic view on data, persons and processes across the full product lifecycle as a vital resource for the outstanding competitive design of novel products and manufacturing processes. To achieve this goal the project will develop the Linked Engineering and mAnufacturing Platform (LEAP) as an integrated information system for manufacturing design. LEAP federates all product lifecycle information relevant to drive engineering and manufacturing processes.

Besides the unified access to the integrated information, LEAP will provide specific knowledge exploitation solutions like sentiment analysis and design decision support systems to analyze the integrated information.

(EU, FP7 NMP, 09/2011-2/2015).

Duration 01.09.2011 - 31.08.2015, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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SaMSys 2

Safety Management System zur Verbesserung der Flugsicherheit 2

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The aim of the SaMSys-project is to provide a tool to the hand to the aviation safety officer , which is assisting him in assessing the security situation in the airline and allowing him a proactive safety management.

Existing approaches are limited only to evaluate the various data of an airline with statistical methods in order to identify trends and respond accordingly. These instruments can be used but are only conditionally effective because of the prevailing security situation measurable events gets so rare that the available records of a single airline are no longer sufficient to form meaningful statistics. Furthermore, not all possible sources of errors (eg. anthropogenic sources of errors) were recognized in data sources so that the existing systems have reached their limits.

The project addresses this issues by developing a holistic methodology that incorporates beside the directly measurable data also other safety factors such as the reaction of pilots in stressful situations or the business of the airline to calculate ratios.

Several prototypea has been implemented with which the feasibility of the proposed methodology could be verified.

Duration 01.01.2013 - 30.06.2015, Funded by BMWi

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IPODS

A Planning method for the integrated production and outbound distribution scheduling problem

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In this research project a planning method for the integrated production and outbound distribution planning problem was developed. Most of the existing planning methods in this research field are production or transport oriented with a low integration level of these two sub-problems. Thus, the overall goal of this project was the development of a conceptual and methodological support for solving the integrated planning problem. The goal of this research proposal was the development of a heuristic integrated planning method for the focused part of the supply chain with a high integration level and an improved performance. To reach this goal, on the one hand an evolutionary algorithm was used to iteratively improve a starting solution throughout several generations in order to balance the production and the transport schedules. On the other hand, a new structuring method for a multi-step decomposition and integration of the overall planning problem was developed.

Duration 01.01.2013 - 30.06.2015, Funded by DFG
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Projektlogo Towards a Roadmap to Boost Demand for ICT in Transport
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MAPDRIVER

Towards a Roadmap to Boost Demand for ICT in Transport

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The project aims to support, develop and promote the creation of a Roadmap to facilitate the uptake of ICT innovations in European transport with regards to freight and passenger transport.

The issue of transport and logistics is in fact a key priority in the framework of this new EU programming period 2014-2020, which intends to shape sustainable, integrated and „intelligent‟ transport systems by 2050. The transport sector has entered a period of mature technology offer that needs to be taken to the market, most of which is based on ICT. In addition, the issue of different standards and regulations set by each state amplify the lack of a common regulatory system that leads to major difficulties when it comes to data transmission and compatibility of systems. Finally, another important challenge refers to the poor cooperation among transport chain actors; while users are reluctant to accept new technologies and services that are rarely easy to uptake.

These main shortcomings and challenges will be addressed by the MAPDRIVER project by: 1) supporting the creation of a Roadmap to increase the market uptake of innovations through demand-side innovation policies; 2) promoting demand-side measures to complement many other European initiatives in the framework of achieving wider goals set by the EC such as Horizon 2020, TEN-T and Connecting Europe Facility; 3) boosting demand for European innovations by involving key stakeholders from the private and public sector while fostering the private-public partnership with a market-oriented purpose.

Duration 01.01.2014 - 30.06.2015, Funded by CIP ICT PSP

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jasimaSolutions

Ausgründungsprojekt jasima Solutions

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jasimaSolutions offers simulation-based optimization for production and logistic processes. Using our own, very efficient, and highly flexible simulation library jasima (Java Simulator for Manufacturing and Logistics, jasima.googlecode.com) enterprise processes can be modelled realistically and evaluated quantitatively. The high simulation speed of jasima allows to evaluate a large number of decision alternatives in real-time. This allows to always choose the best alternative and thus reduce costs and improve logistic quality considerably (reduce flowtimes, increase delivery performance).

The project aims at commercializing results from very successful fundamental research on real-time/online scheduling. For this project we were able to raise funding from the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (EXIST Gründerstipendium, www.exist.de).

Duration 01.05.2014 - 30.04.2015, Funded by EXIST Gründerstipendium (BMWi)

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Projektlogo Entwicklung eines Expertensystems zur Unterstützung der energieeffizienten Mischfutterproduktion
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Fu2Experte

Entwicklung eines Expertensystems zur Unterstützung der energieeffizienten Mischfutterproduktion

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Development of an expert system for the support of an energy-efficient compound feed production

In general, production processes are said to be energy-intensive. Varying quality aspects of input products cause the necessity to alter both processing and refining. The input of energy for compound feed production changes according to the level of refining between 45 and 120 kWh/t. 21,3 million tons per anno of produced compound feed refer to a total energy demand of 1,5 billion kWh per anno. Therefore, our focus is to improve the energy efficiency. An essential condition is the prevention of any loss in product quality, preferably yet achieve an even higher quality level by an improved process control. Furthermore, we focus on tools to increase process safety and, in so doing, preserve constant product quality.

Duration 01.08.2011 - 31.03.2015, Funded by BMWi
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PaTRo

Pallet-Tagging-Robot: Development of a demonstrator for automatic attaching of RFID transponders on wooden-flat-pallets

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Within the PaTRo project a demonstrator of the patent pending Pallet-Tagging-Robot was built. The robot can automatically attach RFID transponders to flat wooden pallets. The innovative aspect of the robot relies on its ability to directly affix RFID transponders on stacked pallets. The device can be used at every facility where wooden pallets are stacked. The whole robot consists only of a few components, thus enabling easy movement between different facilities. Furthermore, the robot uses only the pallet stack to climb upwards. The machine stops at each pallet, mills a groove into it and fixes a RFID transponder with brackets. The demonstrator shows the potential of the Pallet-Tagging-Robot to interested partners from industry.

Duration 01.07.2014 - 28.02.2015, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Kognitive Robotik für die Automatisierung logistischer Prozesse
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RobLog

Cognitive Robot for Automation of Logistic Processes

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The goal of the RobLog project was the development of methods and technologies for unloading of universal logistics goods from intermodal containers with a cognitive and autonomous system. Two demonstrators have been built to be able to integrate and validate the developed methods and technologies in different scenarios. The first scientific motivated scenario covered the unloading of unordered and heterogeneous goods whereas the second scenario considered the unloading of heavy coffee sacks in a real industrial environment. For recognition, classification and localisation of the goods in both scenarios, a universal object recognition software component has been developed. For the actual object handling two special robots with scenario specific manipulators and control software have been developed. By testing and evaluation of both systems successful fulfilment of the project requirements have been proved.

Duration 01.02.2011 - 31.01.2015, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme
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UnKe II

High-speed testing of RFID-components for electronic vehicle identification

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RFID-technology is used more frequently in the development of new license plates. The RFID-technology offers new possibilities for public authorities and vehicle owners. Among other advantages, these new kind of license plates are more difficult to counterfeit and work even in difficult environmental conditions. This new technology offers even more comfort for the vehicle owner, such as an automatic barrier control or an improved vehicle fleet management based on continuous inventory monitoring.

The performance of smart labels was evaluated within the tests using windshield labels fixed within the vehicles. For studying the performance of those passive UHF RFID-components different tests were performed up to a speed of 250 km/h. The tests proved, that it is possible to identify vehicles reliably with smart labels attached to the windshield.

Duration 01.10.2014 - 31.01.2015, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

Projektlogo Business Innovation in Virtual Enterprise Environments
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BIVEE

Business Innovation in Virtual Enterprise Environments

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The objective of the project is to build a service-oriented ICT platform for the promotion of Business Innovation in Virtual Enterprise Environments. Innovation and continuous production improvement are tightly connected. For this reason both spaces will be integrated within existing enterprise systems, aiming at providing an integrated view of the value production activities.

To this end, a set of main concepts, methods and views on the area of innovation are structured and key performance indicators are determined to transform them into a systematic Virtual Enterprise Modeling Framework enabling Business Innovation.

Duration 01.09.2011 - 31.12.2014, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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Projektlogo Towards an Intermodal Transport Network through Innovative Research-driven Clusters in Regions of Organised and Competitive Knowledge
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INTRAREGIO

Towards an Intermodal Transport Network through Innovative Research-driven Clusters in Regions of Organised and Competitive Knowledge

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The INTRAREGIO project is a coordination action that aims to enhance the integration process and the capacity of the five European regions Canary Islands (ES), Bremen (DE), Marmara (TR), Calabria (IT) and Ruse (BG) towards their development of regional RTD and economic policies and research strategies related to transport concerns, in particular to intermodal freight and passenger transport. Through mutual learning processes and collaborative relationships among regional research-driven clusters, represented by 18 partners coming from governmental, research and industrial side, a transnational cooperation strategy will be established. This framework shall generate new transport-related collaboration among regional players.

Duration 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2014, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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EUNA

Empirische Untersuchung aktueller und zukünftiger Nutzungsgrade mobiler Computersysteme zur Unterstützung älterer Arbeitnehmer in Produktion und Logistik

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Within the research study project, the BIBA at the University of Bremen and the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University examined the potential contribution of Wearable Computing and ‘Smart Textiles’ to enable participation of aging employees, particularly in production and logistics oriented branches. To examine the acceptance, current status and future role of these technologies and identify potential applications, both technology appliers in industry as well as specialised mobile ICT developers and providers were interrogatedin explorative workshops and personal interviews with selected experts. The results were further validated based on online questionnaires.

As a result, the project has shown that the aging work force has been clearly recognised as a challenge particularly in large production oriented companies, e.g. the automotive industry. In general, the industry is open minded regarding innovative technologies. However, knowledge concerning their specific capabilities and most useful applications is still lacking.

These project results were documented in form of a vision paper and a short movie on the potential of Wearable Computing for an aging work force.

Duration 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014, Funded by BMBF

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Projektlogo Substitution einer bisherigen Fertigungstechnologie durch FSW

INPRO

Substitution einer bisherigen Fertigungstechnologie durch FSW

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Im Rahmen des Projektes wurde ein Arbeitsorganisationskonzepts für die Substitution eines Fertigungsprozessschritts in der Luftfahrtindustrie entwickelt. Dabei wurde die Fertigungstechnologie des Reibrührschweißens (FSW) unter dem Aspekt der Serientauglichkeit mit dem Ziel TRL5/6 betrachtet. Hierzu wurde ein Fachkonzept erstellt, das die fertigungs- und logistikgerechte Implementierung des neuen Fertigungsprozessschritts unter Beachtung der für das FSW erforderlichen Infrastruktur beschreibt. Im Rahmen der Spezifikation des Konzeptes wurden zudem die relevanten Qualitätssicherungssysteme berücksichtigt.

Duration 06.06.2012 - 31.12.2014, Funded by BMWi

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Projektlogo Greifsystem für die Entladung von inhomogenen Gütern aus  Containern und Wechselbrücken basiert auf bionischem Ansatz

Oktopusgreifer

Gripping System for the Unloading of Inhomogeneous Goods from Containers and Swap Bodies is Based on a Bionic Approach

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The Octopus Gripper is an innovative, new grip-

ping system based on a bionic approach. It combines a

force-locked and a form-locked gripping principle.

The core of the invention are fi nger-like fringes

mounted onto a rotating circular belt. The fringes are

designed as limp fi ngers which are integrated into a

narrow channel leading to a vacuum conduit. The

rigidity of the fi ngers increases when the vacuum is

turned on and establishes a form-fi t but non-perma-

nent connection with the packing pieces.

Since a reliable handling cannot be ascertained by

means of this principle alone, it is supported by a

force-locked connection. The tips of the fringes dis-

play additional apertures through which the vacuum

is capable of att racting objects.

The combination of these two action principles makes

it possible to grip objects just like an octopus takes

hold of his prey. In this regard, the unloading a chaoti-

cally loaded container is mostly anticipated as the case

of application. In the event of unloading, the objects

are drawn by the rotatory movement of the belts.

Duration 01.03.2014 - 31.12.2014, Funded by BMWi

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RobidLOG

Robotics in Logistics - target group specific further education on robotics in logistics

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The project aimed at the systematic development and implementation of a postgraduate training that focuses on specific target groups and therefore follows a module-based approach. That way the technological awareness of small and medium sized enterprises has been increased by improving decision-making competence and professional expertise in robotic in logistics. The postgraduate training offered six modules that included e.g. potentials, possible apllications and basic knowledge about robotics in logistics. The executed training equally refered to target groups as managing experts, technical management professionals and skilled manual workers.

Duration 01.03.2013 - 15.12.2014, Funded by ESF

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Projektlogo RoboScan’14 - Autonome Roboter – Kooperation zwischen Mensch und  Maschine

RoboScan14

RoboScan’14 - Autonome Roboter – Kooperation zwischen Mensch und Maschine

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Since 2007, BIBA successfully conducts a series of studies every two to three years that identify the Status Quo of robotics-logistics in Germany and adjacent fields. In 2014, it was about robotics in logistics in general and included the special field man-robot interaction.

Duration 01.04.2014 - 31.10.2014, Funded by
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GaLa

GaLA - Games and Learning Alliance is the Network of Excellence (NoE) on Serious Games

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GaLA - Games and Learning Alliance is the Network of Excellence (NoE) on Serious Games funded by the European Union in FP7 – IST ICT, Technology Enhanced Learning.

GaLA gathers the cutting-the-edge European Research & Development organizations on Serious Games, involving 31 partners from 14 countries. Partnership involves universities, research centers, and developer and education industries.

The NoE organizations aim to integrate their activities and resources in a long-term view structuring the activities along 3 major axes:

Research integration and harmonization

Joint research activities

Spreading of excellence

Duration 01.10.2010 - 30.09.2014, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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Projektlogo Manufacturing SErvice Ecosystem
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MSEE

Manufacturing SErvice Ecosystem

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<p><i>"By 2015, novel service-oriented management methodologies and the Future Internet universal business infrastructure will enable European virtual factories and enterprises to self-organize in distributed, autonomous, interoperable, non-hierarchical innovation ecosystems of tangible and intangible manufacturing assets, to be virtually described, on-the-fly composed and dynamically delivered as a Service, end-to-end along the globalised value chain."</i></p>

<p>This MSEE 2015 Vision stems upon two complementary pillars, which have characterized the last 10 years of research about Virtual Organizations, Factories and Enterprises: Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE).</p>

<p>BIBA will lead a WP on Methodology for requirements engineering & evaluation and a second WP on Virtual Factories & Enterprises Business & Industrial Models. It will also lead the work on the Reference Framework for Innovation Ecosystems. Beyond that BIBA will contribute to and support activities on MSEE Services Performance Assessment, Maturity Models and Change Management, Service-based Innovation Ecosystems as well as in Service Life Cycle Management.</p>

Duration 01.10.2011 - 30.09.2014, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme
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Projektlogo Networking of materials laboratories and innovation actors in various industrial sectors for product or process innovation
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InnoMatNet

Networking of materials laboratories and innovation actors in various industrial sectors for product or process innovation

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InnoMatNet aims to advance the goal of an innovation society by developing a flexible approach that establishes

teams of innovators, which link materials labs with industry, (particularly the creative industry) as well as

other innovation actors providing support to help them bring new products and processes to market. Through

conducting a needs assessment and mapping support required against support available an understanding of

the support different actors would benefit from will be obtained and best practices identified. This will allow the

design and implementation of support actions that will promote open innovation approaches and the use of new

innovative support tools. The networking activities and interactive approach will allow the creation of the new

alliances required for improving the coordination of high quality research.

Duration 01.04.2012 - 30.09.2014, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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PROGNOSE_NLD_2

Development and Evaluation of Forecasting Methods for Production Planning and Control by Considering Prediction Models of Nonlinear Dynamics

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In order to accomplish a well-founded production planning and control, manufacturing companies need to forecast future customer demands as precisely as possible. Different studies have shown that no single forecasting method is applicable to achieve accurate forecasts for every considered time series. Hence, this project developed an automatic forecasting system, which is able to select a suitable forecasting method, configure its parameters and compute forecasts of future values. By applying a meta-learning approach, the automatic forecasting system achieves more accurate forecasts than established industrial best practice methods.

Duration 01.01.2013 - 30.06.2014, Funded by DFG
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Projektlogo LogGlobal - Integration of manufacturing and logistics systems along global supply chains: concepts, technologies, managing policies and their implications
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LogGlobal-BRAGECRIM

LogGlobal - Integration of manufacturing and logistics systems along global supply chains: concepts, technologies, managing policies and their implications

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In present manufacturing systems, information concerning logistic capabilities and employment level are not appropriately utilised to determine most effective production plans. Therefore, cost and lead-time savings obtained with new global manufacturing strategies might be impaired due to the unbal-anced, unsynchronised and unstable integration of production and logistic flows. The research focuses on improving informational interfaces between distributed manufacturing and logistic systems along global supply chains. Within the framework of project LogGlobal two German research subprojects on complementary aspects of production and logistics integration were pursued. In the socope of the first subproject a heuristic scheduling scheme was developed that is applicable for a supply chain comprising several production facilities in a row and takes the current production and transportation capabilities as well as employment level into account. The second subproject investigated inter-functional, inter-organisational and cross-national barriers for the efficient and sustainable integration of manufacturing and logistic systems along global supply chains.

The developed framework was presented at the BRAGECRIM Annual Conference 2013 in São Carlos (Brazil) and were ranked 2nd in the category "Most Convincing Presentation".

Duration 01.06.2009 - 30.04.2014, Funded by DFG
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Projektlogo Development and proof of new approaches  for through-life asset management based on next generation of materials and  production technology
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ThroughLife

Development and proof of new approaches for through-life asset management based on next generation of materials and production technology

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The main objective of the “ThroughLife“ project is to develop and prove new approaches for through-life asset management for selected technologies and application scenarios in the area of ship building. This will be done by considering all life cycle phases of the technologies concerned in view of their cost efficiency, environmental performance and safety. Special emphasis will be given to the identification, elaboration and demonstration of innovative joint services of the main actors in the life cycle. In detail, ThroughLife addresses efficient and environmentally friendly techniques and materials, condition monitoring and assessment, strategies and tools for predictive, condition and risk based maintenance and repair, innovative design strategies, new business models for used products and concepts and ideas for innovative joint life cycle services.

Duration 01.04.2011 - 31.03.2014, Funded by FP7-SST.2010.5

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Celluveyor

Highly Flexible and Modular Conveying and Positioning System based on Omnidirectional Technology

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The cellular conveyor – “Celluveyor“ for short –

is a modular conveyor and positioning system based

on a novel concept of conveyor technology. The pat-

ented system developed at BIBA consists of numerous

small hexagonal conveyor modules equipped with

omnidirectional wheels, each powered by its own

electric drive. The special arrangement of the wheels

and the targeted activation of the engines make it

possible to move objects independently on any desir-

able track.

The modules can be assembled without much ado to

yield universally applicable conveying surfaces of any

desirable dimension and geometry. Only one single

system accomplishes all tasks essential in conveyor

technology on a small surface, e.g. moving, segregat-

ing and reuniting, changing the transport direction

and orientation, or clustering of packing units. The

modular construction principle and the omnidirec-

tional conveyor modules replace almost all types of

intralogistic systems, even if they are characterized by

very complex forms and functions.

Duration 01.10.2013 - 01.03.2014, Funded by BMWi

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SFB 637 - T6

Selbststeuernde Disposition von Verleihartikeln

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The management of hire equipment within the event industry focusses on the dynamic disposal and control of event related orders in closed logistic systems. At this, heterogeneous loads of equipment, reaching from chairs up to complex stage machinery, circulate between central warehouses and one or more venues. distribution and handling both underlie a large time pressure. Customer requirements, such as a strict adherence to schedules, a high degree of flexibility and an attractive price-performance ratio additionally increase the complexity and dynamics. Thefts, technical problems and the requirements of possible subsequent orders further complicate the order picking and often result in reduced and inefficient transport volumes.

Methods of autonomous control are suitable to handle conflicting goals in a dynamic logistic environment. Since January 2012, the project T6 “Autonomous controlled distribution of hire equipment“ addresses the design and evaluation of an autonomously controlled disposition system with integrated route planning for hire equipment. The project takes place in cooperation with the Joke Event AG, a full-service agency for event marketing and management with headquarters in Bremen.

Duration 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2013, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich
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NeMoLand

Neue Mobilitätskonzepte im ländlichen Raum

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Major goal is to elaborate particular requirements when introducing electric mobility in rural parts of the model region Bremen –Oldenburg. Different types of electric cars are tested within the region and integration of renewable energies into operation of an electric car fleet is simulated. BIBA contributes to the project by development of business models and product life-cycle management. Concepts for allocation of services are considered separately. Different ways to handle electric cars and their influence on the product life cycle are elaborated.

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Duration 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2013, Funded by BMVBS
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Projektlogo Echtzeitmonitoring des Transports und Umschlags von Komponenten zur Offshore-Montage von Windkraftanlagen

Mon2Sea

Echtzeitmonitoring des Transports und Umschlags von Komponenten zur Offshore-Montage von Windkraftanlagen

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Im Projekt Mon²Sea wurden Prozesse und Infrastrukturen entwickelt sowie validiert, welche die Produktions- und Logistikprozesse bei der industriellen Serienfertigung und der Errichtung von Offshore-Windkraftanlagen in informationstechnischer und technologischer Hinsicht unterstützen. Es wurde die Entwicklung einer IT-Forschungsplattform vorangetrieben, die eine ganzheitliche, akteursübergreifende Planung und Steuerung der logistischen Prozesse in der Errichtungsphase ermöglicht. Das System umfasst das Prozessdesign, den innovativen Einsatz von IuK-Technologie und IT-Funktionalitäten. In umfangreichen Simulationsstudien wurden die dynamischen Wetter- und Seegangeinflüsse auf die aktuellen Prozesse untersucht und nachfolgend die Prozesse für das betrachtete Netzwerk neugestaltet.

Duration 01.12.2010 - 30.11.2013, Funded by 5. Energieforschungsprogramm
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Projektlogo Boat Management
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BOMA

Boat Management

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After years of focusing on products quality, leisure boat builders have realized the need to emphasize the after-sales market and their customers’ demands for products that are both easy in upkeep and environmentally friendly. To apply concepts of Product Lifecycle Management and Intelligent Maintenance to fulfill such requirements was the aim of BOMA. The project was driven by the commercial needs of the European Leisure Boat building SMEs and aimed to increase their international competitiveness by establishing Intelligent Products and Service Extensions for the marine sector. The BOMA results benefit not only the boat manufacturers and their immediate customers, but the entire value network.

BOMA has both conceptually developed and successfully realized and implemented a Product Lifecycle Management concept for the European leisure boat industry, providing new services to the marine sector, addressing Intelligent Maintenance, Sustainability, Upgrades and the used boat market. Besides the conceptual development, BIBA has developed and implemented a modular concept for sensor data gathering and integration, providing uniform access to the boats data through a Universal Marine Gateway (UMG). BIBA also has put much emphasis on the development and use of the OpenGroup Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM) standard.

Duration 01.12.2011 - 30.11.2013, Funded by FP7-SME-2011

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POWer.net

Planung und Optimierung wandlungsfähiger Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke

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Modern logistic networks are increasingly faced with dynamical changing parameters in their internal and external environment. In order to coping with these volatile trends, flexible adaptations with a short term horizon are often not sufficient. In this context the project POWer.net aimed at developing methods for quick and efficient adaptations of the networks structure. These methods for evaluating different network alternatives, which were developed in the project, have been implemented to a software prototype. Moreover, this prototype comprises an approach for the real time measurement of the major driving forces.

Duration 01.09.2010 - 31.08.2013, Funded by BMBF

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Projektlogo Aviation Engineering Tool

AET

Aviation Engineering Tool

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AET aims at developing a tool to support the development of systems and components in the aviation industry. The AET maps the development and certification processes software-based in consideration of international standards, like e.g. DO-178B (Software Development) and DO-254 (Hardware Development). Aviation-specific processes are safety critical processes, which are subject to strict requirements by the approval and licensing authorities. The project, process and document management turn out to be correspondingly extensive. The AET supports the user by providing all relevant information, templates and instructions and by guiding the user through the development process.

Duration 10.09.2012 - 31.08.2013, Funded by EFRE: Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung

Mobile iQualiser

Entwicklung einer intelligenten und mobilen Qualitätsprüfungseinrichtung für großflächige Faserverbundstrukturen

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Development of an intelligent and mobile quality testing facility for largescale composite structures.

Within the project a mobile and nearly autonomously acting system will be developed in order to check and evaluate potential defects in the structure of large components, which are made of composite materials such as glass fibre or carbon fibre. For this purpose an appropriate kinematics will be developed. The kinematic system will be equipped with various sensors in order to provide information relating to the current position and orientation. By a continuous monitoring the alignment to the workpiece can be ensured as well as the safety at work. Additional sensors will be used for conducting quality inspection and system control. This way the system is enabled to work in a realistic environment and performs the quality control of the composites under various conditions.

The project aims to deploy and evaluate a fully functional prototype for usage under realistic working conditions.

Duration 01.02.2012 - 30.06.2013, Funded by BMBF

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Projektlogo Der Intelligente Container - Vernetzte intelligente Objekte in der Logistik
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IC

Der Intelligente Container - Vernetzte intelligente Objekte in der Logistik

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Intelligent and linked goods, loading devices and means of transportation are able to monitor themselves and their transport. Those objects have the ability of autonomous control and therefore can control and solve complex logistics tasks robust as well as reliably. Sensors for transport requirements and condition of goods allow realising “dynamic FEFO” (First Expire, First Out) for logistics processes. To control the logistics supply chain the actual condition of goods, e.g. the degree of ripeness of fruits, is a criterion. This new principle of logistics allows autonomous control of objects and at the same time innovative logistics processes. For further information please visit <a href="www.intelligentcontainer.com" target="_blank">www.intelligentcontainer.com</a>.

Duration 01.07.2010 - 30.06.2013, Funded by BMBF

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BreTeCe

Bremen Technology Center

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BreTeCe focuses on providing services and developing solutions in the area of functional testing. In the face of growing competition, many system suppliers are required to differentiate their product portfolio by incorporating individual customer requirements. In order to achieve this, new technologies and innovations are integrated into the product, e.g. by using mechatronic components. However, the usage of mechatronic components proportionally increases the complexity of the products, e.g. in aerospace and automobile industries. This, in turn, increases the effort required to test and ensure the correct functioning of products. The aim of BreTeCe is to improve the overall efficiency of the testing of complex mechatronic products. The key areas for improvement in this field are commencement of the test phase at an earlier stage, improved compatibility of test equipment and optimisation of the test process. BreTeCe facilitates these key improvements by networking the distributed test systems, standardizing the test system interfaces and semi-automating the generation of test cases.

Duration 01.05.2009 - 30.06.2013, Funded by EFRE: Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung

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Peripheria

Networked Smart Peripheral Cities for Sustainable Lifestyles

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The objective of PERIPHÈRIA is to deploy convergent Future Internet (FI) platforms and services for the promotion of sustainable lifestyles in and across emergent networks of “smart” peripheral cities in Europe, dynamic realities with a specific vocation for green creativity. Its Open Service Convergence Platform, an “Internet by and for the People”, extends and enhances the Save Energy project’s Social Information Architecture, integrating key new components – sensor networks, real time 3D and mobile location-based services – with the FI paradigms of Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS) and Internet of People (IoP).

In Bremen pilot applications for "Smart Streets" are developed and tested. For this purpose a collaboration with Brepark GmbH was established. Potential applications will make use of Smartphones (with Near Field Communication), "Internet of Things"-technologies and existing web-services like Foursquare or Layar.

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Duration 01.11.2010 - 01.05.2013, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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VICON

Virtual User Concept for Supporting Inclusive Design of Consumer Products and User Interfaces

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The needs of people with physical/sensory impairments are generally not well considered well when designing user interfaces (UIs) to access and interact with consumer products. Therefore current consumer products rarely fulfill the real-time interaction and accessibility needs of users suffering from visual, hearing, and dexterity impairments. The aim of VICON is to support the design process of user interfaces of consumer products, in order to guarantee that consumer products are designed inclusively. This is achieved in VICON through the development of an advanced “Virtual User Model” in an environment that enables the specification, building, and evaluation of user interfaces for controlling and interacting with consumer products. The audiences addressed in VICON are those with mild to moderate, impairments, like age-related hearing loss, macular degeneration, etc., rather than those with profound impairments.<br>

Currently user tests are performed with real users to evaluate the quality of the VICON approach.

Duration 01.01.2010 - 30.04.2013, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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OpenIN

OpenInn2.0: A Knowledge Generating House and e-Assessment Model

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'OpenInn2.0 - A Knowledge Generating House and e-Assessment Model' aims at developing an innovative learning paradigm and a website (the Knowledge Generating House) that enhances creativity and innovation by a set of tools that can be used for distributed and collaborative idea generation on a social networking basis, designed according to the Open Innovation concept.

The e-Assessment Model is an e-learning material, a comprehensive pedagogical background, that can be applied also as a guide for using the Knowledge Generating House for lifelong learning and innovation purposes. These results will be on the OpenInn portal in 9 languages (EN, DE, SK, PT, IT, HU, ES, DA, BG).

The project is funded under der Lifelong Learning Programme, Transversal Programme, Key Activity 3 ICT (Promotion of ICT for learning).


Duration 01.11.2010 - 30.04.2013, Funded by

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ADOS

Analyse und Dokumentation der operativen Offshore-Serviceprozesse und Spezifikation der Anforderungen an eine operative Instandhaltungssoftware

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To raise the performance of maintenance actions in the field of offshore wind energy is a particular challenge because the accessibility of wind turbines is very limited for service technician. Therefore, both the planning and the full documentation of the performed service activities are very important. Within this project, offshore-service processes has been analyzed and as well as a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) were specified with special consideration of mobile technologies.

Duration 01.10.2011 - 31.03.2013, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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ELLIOT

Experiential Living Labs for the Internet of Things

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The project “ELLIOT” (Experiential Living Lab for the Internet of Things) aims to develop an experiential IT platform where users/citizens will be directly involved in co-creating, exploring and experimenting new ideas, concepts and technological artiefacts related to applications and services in the Internet of Things (IOT). The ELLIOT Experiential approach will be explored and its technology platform experimented within different use cases belonging to three different sectors, namely Logistics, Wellbeing and Environment, in order to validate the capacity for users/citizens to co-create IoT based services. BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH is associated with the logistic use case and will develop and build a demonstrator in this field.

Duration 01.09.2010 - 27.02.2013, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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RAN

RFID-based Automotive Network

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Due to the effects of globalization, the general conditions of the automotive industry have changed. Individual customer demands, new drive technologies, and innovations lead to a continuously growing number of product variants. Therefore, automotive manufacturers focus on their key competences and expertise and reduce their vertical integration of manufacture. Consequently the complexity of production and logistic networks of the automotive industry increases and necessarily have to be controlled.

The objective of this research project was on the one hand the improvement of information transparency in the networks and on the other hand the optimization of process control. Thus the development of a procedure to integrate logistical and product specific information in inter and intra tools for job control is necessary. Hence, a standard for exchanging process relevant information, to optimize the supply chain in real time, was developed. Based on this, a hybrid framework for utilizing central and local process control was designed. This approach enables a fast and flexible reaction on alerting situations in the network.

Duration 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012, Funded by BMWi
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PEOPLE

Pilot smart urban Ecosystems leveraging Open innovation for Promoting and enabLing future E-services

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PEOPLE aims at speeding up the uptake of smart cities through the rapid implementation, deployment and uptake of innovative internet-based services in order to allow facing the main challenges of developed cities at present and towards their future quality of life. This will be enabled by designing and implementating user-driven open innovation methodologies and process.

Development and implementation of internet-based services (for Smartphones) at Technology Park Bremen is a major goal of this project. The project is realized through collaboration with the Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI).

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Duration 01.11.2010 - 01.11.2012, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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TARGET-EEU

Transformative, Adaptive, Responsive and enGaging EnvironmenT

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<p>The global competition for highly skilled people has led to increasing acceptance by organizations, as a key business strategy, of the need to retain and re-train their existing staff through some kind of tailored competence development that reduces the lead-time for a learner to achieve target productivity: the “time-to-competence” (TTC). Today, the main route to shorten TTC is a bespoke (hand-crafted) face-to-face or blended course, which tends to be resource-intensive (expensive to create and deliver). The main aim of the TARGET Project was to research, analyse, and develop a new genre of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment that supports rapid competence development of individuals, namely knowledge workers within the domains of living labs (innovation) and project management.</p>

<p>The TARGET environment is conceived as a complex learning process supported by the TARGET platform, which consists of a set of innovative and advanced tools and services. Here, the learner is presented with complex situations in the form of game scenarios: interacting with the game results into enriched experiences that are gradually leading to knowledge acquisition.

With the aforementioned focus, the TARGET Project has explored and integrated five relevant research fields:</p>

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<li>Threshold Concepts, resembling knowledge gateways that transform a person’s understanding of a knowledge domain

<li>Knowledge Ecology, which defines knowledge as a “living organism”

<li>Cognitive Load Theory, according to which a learner’s attention and working memory is limited and therefore learning processes must be designed to allow effective internalization without overload

<li>Learning Communities, where members of a community develop their competences by leveraging the experience of their peers

<li>Experience Management, to allow learners to accumulate lessons learned through real and theoretical situations.

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Duration 01.06.2010 - 31.10.2012, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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Projektlogo RoboScan'12 | Online-Befragung zur Robotik-Logistik | Schwerpunkt Intuitive Roboterprogrammierung
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RoboScan12

RoboScan | Robotics in logistics

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Since 2007, BIBA successfully conducts a series of studies every two to three years that identify the Status Quo of robotics-logistics in Germany and adjacent fields. In 2012, it was about robotics in logistics in general and included the special field intuitive robot-programming.

Please find the results in the attached document.

Duration 01.01.2012 - 16.10.2012, Funded by Kieserling Stiftung
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EMOSES

Development of a method to recognize universal logistic goods inside a container using 3D vision

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The aim of this research project was to develop a method to detect universal cargo units. This method defines the location and position of cargo units inside a container, so that an automatic unloading by a manipulator is possible. The core of the research project was the design and implementation of this method, which was tested with simulated and real sensor data. To find out the possibilities and limits of the applicability of the method for evaluating the automatic unloading process of cargo units, a realistic test setup was finally installed.

Duration 15.10.2009 - 14.10.2012, Funded by DFG

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PROGNOSE_NLD

Development and Evaluation of Forecasting Methods for Production Planning and Control by Considering Prediction Models of Nonlinear Dynamics

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In order to ensure a well-founded production planning and scheduling, a company has to predict its future sales precisely. However, customer demands are often highly volatile. Classical statistical prediction methods are often easy to apply but they are not able to react on dynamic structures within order data. In contrast, methods of nonlinear dynamics consider qualitative information in addition to quantitative, in order to identify possible deterministic structures within the time series and thus to achieve better forecasts into the future. In this project, methods of nonlinear dynamics were adapted to forecast regular as well as intermittent time series of customer demands. Evaluation studies showed particular potential of these methods to forecast complex, dynamic time series.

Duration 01.04.2011 - 30.09.2012, Funded by DFG

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iREMO

intelligent REactive polymer composites MOulding

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Fibre-reinforced composites are light and robust. That’s why they can found today within various products (cars, boats, aircrafts and even road bridges). However, the production process comprises several uncertainties. As a result the scrap rate during production is comparatively high. In addition the design of products is affected by safety margins. Objective of iREMO is the development of a sensor-based environment for the monitoring and control of an important step in the production: The curing of the resin which is brought into mouldings. The aim is to derive corrective actions (e.g. cooling of certain areas of a moulding) through the measurement of the temperature and viscosity of the resin.

Duration 01.09.2009 - 31.08.2012, Funded by EU, NMP

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ISUS

Innovative Stau- und Umschlagstechnologie für Stahlprodukte/ Development of an innovative magnetic device for the handling of steel sheets in seaports

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The handling of steel sheets is dominated by classical, mechanical load handling attachments which usually consist of hooks, chains, ropes and belts. These attachments are comparatively heavy and unwieldy but are convincing regarding design, quality and reliability. However, this technology offers very little potential for innovation and process optimisation. The research focuses on the development of innovative magnet systems regarding the above mentioned boundaries, restrictions and requirements. Typical handling problems will be solved and the necessity of permanent maintenance will be reduced. Altogether, the handling of steel products will be faster, safer and gentle to material.

Duration 01.09.2009 - 31.08.2012, Funded by BMWi


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ProKon

Einsatz innovativer IuK-Technologien zur Prozess-Kontrolle im Ladungs- und Ladungsträgermanagement von Seehäfen

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The transparency of location and status of loadings and load carriers is particularly important for efficient warehouse management on seaport (RoRo) terminals. Often, monitoring of load carrier movement processes and modified status information is still insufficiently supported by software systems. An automated IT-based load carrier management system offers a wide range of opportunities for tracking and tracing positions and status information of loadings and load carriers.

As a step towards such a system, the project developed an automated system for detection, identification, positioning and status recording of roll-trailers in seaport terminals by combining innovative information and communication technologies like RFID and GPS satellite positioning for identifying, tracking and communications. The technical feasibility of the proposed system was shown by a demonstrator.

Project examinations showed that continuous monitoring of the location and status changes allows search time reduction, decrease of relocation processes and overall an improvement of the traffic flow on the seaport terminal area.

Duration 01.08.2008 - 31.07.2012, Funded by BMWi

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Projektlogo Selbststeuerung logistischer Prozesse - Ein Paradigmenwechsel und seine Grenzen
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SFB 637

Selbststeuerung logistischer Prozesse - Ein Paradigmenwechsel und seine Grenzen

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The dynamic and structural complexity of logistics networks makes it very difficult to provide all information necessary for a central planning and control instance. It requires, therefore, adaptive logistic processes including autonomous capabilities for the decentralised coordination of autonomous logistic objects in a heterarchical structure. The autonomy of the logistic objects such as cargo, transit equipment and transportation systems can be realised by novel communication technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and wireless communication networks. These and others permit and require new control strategies and autonomous decentralised control systems for logistic processes. In this setting, aspects like flexibility, adaptivity and reactivity to dynamically changing external influences while maintaining the global goals are of central interest.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 30.06.2012, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

Projektlogo Adaptive Geschäftsprozesse - Modellierung und Methodologie
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SFB637-B2

Adaptive Business Processes - Modelling and Methodology

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<p>Motivation</br>

The paradigm of autonomously controlled logistic business processes aims to increase the flexibility and robustness of logistic systems in case of fluctuations in capacity supply or demand. Thereto, logistic objects will be equipped with specific capabilities for local decision making and execution. However, there are no dedicated methods for the modelling of such processes available. Classic modeling methods lack to support modeling of the decentralized characteristics of autonomous business processes, while modeling methods for multi-agent-systems exclude the logistics perspective. </p>

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This project aimed to fill this gap by developing methods and tools which enable logistic process experts to model and analyze this new process generation. The Autonomous Logistics Engineering Methodology (ALEM) has been developed and consists of a procedure model, a view concept, and an UML-based graphical notation. It enables logistic process experts to specify and analyze autonomous logistic business processes. All three methodology elements are integrated into a prototype modeling software.</p>

<p>Results</br>

The ALEM methodology includes methods for the configuration of the infrastructure of autonomous logistic processes and for purposes of simulation and evaluation of ALEM models. In the context of simulation, a three-stage, model driven architecture based method has been developed to analyze the logistic performance of modeled business processes. Thereto, ALEM models are transformed (semi-) automatic in to the external multi-agent-simulation PlaSMA. This method enables process experts to determine performance indicators and behavioral information about single logistic objects or an overall logistic system. Additionally, the simulation results can be used to tailor or improve the modeled business process.</p>

Duration 01.01.2004 - 30.06.2012, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich
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SFB637-Z2

Demonstrator und Applikationsplattform für die Selbststeuerung logistischer Prozesse

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To put fundamental research coherently across is often an underestimated intention. Especially for this purpose, a central subproject application platform was set up by the CRC 637. The technical subproject Z2 realised a common application and demonstration platform for the CRC 637. From the contents’ point of view, the platform aimed on the one hand the clear and vivid demonstration of autonomous logistics concepts, and on the other hand it validated newly developed autonomous control methods in a straightforward environment. The prototypical application of the developed autonomy concepts was realised on a common application platform in order to ensure its suitability for practical use and to make the idea of autonomy in logistics tangible.</br>

The represented subprojects of the CRC 637 aspired to implement the prototypical methods and concepts. The application platform accommodated both the implementation of the software and the assay of hardware for developed methods. The different subprojects had the potential to realise special assays in a collective context to identify and to solve problems between different methods and models. The application platform also represented the demonstrator of the CRC 637.</br>

For further information see: <a href="www.sfb637.uni-bremen.de/341.html" target="_blank">www.sfb637.uni-bremen.de/341.html?&L=2</a>

Duration 01.01.2004 - 30.06.2012, Funded by DFG

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Projektlogo B1 - Entwicklung von Methoden zum selbststeuernden Routing autonomer logistischer Objekte
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SFB637-B1-II

B1 - Entwicklung von Methoden zum selbststeuernden Routing autonomer logistischer Objekte

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<b>Motivation</b></br>

Due to the size of communication networks (e.g. the internet or networks for mobile communication), any kind of central control of these networks cannot be realised. This is why self-organizing concepts have been successfully developed and used for communication networks since their beginning. Similarities between communication and logistics networks lead to the idea to adapt approved algorithms from data communication to logistics processes.

The implicitly existing property of reactivity is also an essential property in logistics networks, due to the bad predictability of dynamics therein. This reactivity concept is extended by general methods of reactive planning and control. These methods come from the field of artificial intelligence and are characterised by permanent information gathering and processing during process runtime.</br>

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<b>Results Phase 1 (2004-2007)</b></br>

Basis of this work is an analysis of elements and processes in logistics networks which was done in the first steps. From this, transport scenarios were developed on which the adapted algorithms were tested and compared.

A C++ -simulation environment for transport networks, based on the scenario descriptions, was implemented. In addition, the multi-agent-platform "PlaSMA", developed within and especially for the CRC, was used to implement a second simulation environment, in order to keep the compatibility to other subprojects.

These simulation environments were used to show the portability of algorithms, which was documented in publications. The previous development of these autonomous control concepts led to the "Distributed Logistic Routing Protocol - DLRP", which has been proved suitable in selected scenarios.</br>

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<b>Objectives Phase 2 (2008-2011)</b></br>

In this subproject's continuation, it will be investigated how the autonomously controlled routing of goods and means of transport is to be adapted under extended close-to-reality requirements. These requirements concern practically relevant restrictions and complex structures. Further, the potentials and limits of the basic concepts, developed in the first project phase, will be explored. These consist of three main points: consideration of load carrier hierarchies, routing methods for large networks, and informational barriers that exist in practice.

Another important aspect, especially for the recognition and evaluation of limitations, is the creation of realistic benchmark scenarios. The concepts for autonomous logistics are so different from the traditional transport logistic approaches that established benchmarks (such as Solomon's scenarios) cannot be applied here.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 30.06.2012, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

Projektlogo Integration von Logistikdaten zur Unterstützung selbststeuernder Logistikprozesse
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SFB 637 - C2

Integration von Logistikdaten zur Unterstützung selbststeuernder Logistikprozesse

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The objective of the sub-project is the research and development of concepts and procedures of data integration, which provide persistent and platform independent access to and exchange of data on the basis of generic services within autonomous cooperating logistics systems. Such mechanisms are not yet available. On the other hand there exist different approaches (e.g. mediators, Web Services or ontologies) all of which can be used for a system independent data access. The main focus of work carried out in the sub-project in 2009 was placed on the development of a prototypical mediator as well as on the analysis of service-oriented architectures.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 30.06.2012, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

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SaMSys

Safety Management System zur Verbesserung der Flugsicherheit

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The aim of the SaMSys-project is to provide a tool to the hand to the aviation safety officer , which is assisting him in assessing the security situation in the airline and allowing him a proactive safety management.

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Existing approaches are limited only to evaluate the various data of an airline with statistical methods in order to identify trends and respond accordingly. These instruments can be used but are only conditionally effective because of the prevailing security situation measurable events gets so rare that the available records of a single airline are no longer sufficient to form meaningful statistics. Furthermore, not all possible sources of errors (eg. anthropogenic sources of errors) were recognized in data sources so that the existing systems have reached their limits.

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The project addresses this issues by developing a holistic methodology that incorporates beside the directly measurable data also other safety factors such as the reaction of pilots in stressful situations or the business of the airline to calculate ratios.

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Several prototypea has been implemented with which the feasibility of the proposed methodology could be verified.

Duration 01.01.2009 - 30.06.2012, Funded by BMWi

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Logistics for Life

Logistics Industry Coalition for Long -term, ICT-based Fright Transport Efficiency

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Logistics for LIFE is a two years 1.5 M€ project aimed at drive European ICT for Transport research in the direction of making logistic operations more efficient, and thus more environmentally friendly, financially and socially sustainable on the long term. The following results will be achieved: 1) a multi-disciplinary network pursuing efficiency-related initiatives within EU, international or industrial programs, and attracting key stakeholders through a dedicated Forum; 2) a reference framework linking the stakeholders’ efficiency requirements to sustainability strategic objectives and to relevant ICT solutions; 3) a strategic roadmap including concrete actions and strategies for ICT solutions implementation; 4) coordinated dissemination activities and 5) a common working platform aimed at the community of users and researchers pursuing ICT-based logistics sustainability. The Logistics for LIFE Consortium includes global leaders in logistics (e.g., DHL, COSCO, BLG), vehicle and technology manufacturing (e.g., Volvo, Intel), ICT companies and research organizations representing some of the major initiatives and research projects in the field. International Cooperation partners from China, US and Eastern Europe are also involved.

Duration 01.01.2010 - 30.06.2012, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme

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OT-B

Forschungs- und Entwicklungsbasierte Logistik- und Ressourcenplanung des Offshore-Terminals Bremerhaven

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Bremerhaven entwickelt sich zu einem bedeuten Standort für die Offshore-Windenergie-Branche. Diese Relevanz wird unter anderem auch durch den geplanten Offshore-Terminal-Bremerhaven deutlich, der ab dem Jahr 2015 seinen Betrieb aufnehmen soll. Im Rahmen des Projekts OT-B wird eine Vorstudie durchgeführt, welche die Bedarfe an die Logistik und an die nötigen Ressourcen des geplanten Offshore-Terminals untersucht. Der Betrachtungszeitraum der Vorstudie umfasst die Jahre 2015 bis 2045.

Duration 21.10.2011 - 30.06.2012, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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LSO-Pro

Learning and Self-Organization in Production Planning and Control

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The goal of this research project is to explore new ways to utilize self-organization in production and in-house logistics, allowing on-line adaptation to stochastic events such as varying processing times, new job arrivals, or machine breakdowns. Three main avenues towards this goal shall be examined:

     

  1. Evolve and continuously adapt local control rules, tailored to the specific situation in the production system.
  2. Provide the local agents with additional global information and globally derived solutions

    to enhance coordination and achievement of global goals.

  3. Develop means to monitor and control self-organizing production systems.
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Duration 01.12.2008 - 31.03.2012, Funded by DFG

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Projektlogo European Interdiciplinay research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient, Safe and environment-Friendly Logistics
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EURIDICE

European Interdiciplinay research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient, Safe and environment-Friendly Logistics

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EURIDICE aims to create necessary concepts, technological solutions and business models in order to establish an advanced information services for freight transportation in Europe. It is based upon the intelligent cargo concept, defined by the vision statement: “In five years time, most of the goods flowing through European freight corridors will be "intelligent". The goods will be connected through a global telecommunication network to support several information services for logistic operators, industrial users and public authorities”

The full realization will have significant impact in terms of diffusion and effectiveness of ICT support to freight transportation. It will strengthen the competitiveness and the environment-friendliness of logistics.

Duration 01.02.2008 - 31.01.2012, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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Instandhaltung

Entwicklung von optimierten Instandhaltungsprozessen u. a. durch die automatische Erfassung verschleiß-abhängiger technischer Betriebsparameter

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Since container handling will increase in the future, the capacity of straddle carriers will increase as well. This leads to shorter time frames for maintenance of the straddle carriers. Thus the service life between maintenance operations has to increase. Within the project a system was developed, with which specific and crucial components of the straddle carrier could be monitored (equipment and condition monitoring). Main focus was placed on the shift from preventive maintenance to an actual condition based maintenance.

Duration 01.11.2008 - 31.01.2012, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung
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EVIdent

Electronic Vehicle Identification

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Different types of RFID transponders and readers for vehicle identification will be evaluated. Transponders and readers that are available on the market as well as specific test arrangements are used for diverse series of tests. First, a list of scenario-dependent requirements for radio-based vehicle identification is compiled. After that, corresponding test scenarios are conceived and conducted based on existing standards and recommendations. The project aims to ascertain the applicability of passive UHF transponders and reading systems for toll systems as well as car registration by static and dynamic tests.

Duration 01.10.2010 - 31.01.2012, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung


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SFB570

Sub-Project B5- Product and Process Design for Distortion Control

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The objectives of sub-project B5 are:

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  • to identify potential solution approaches of a product and process design for distortion control (i.e. avoiding resp. controlling/compensating the distortion)<br>
  • to provide adequate concepts, methods, tools and guidelines of a process design for distortion control, in order to support an early anticipation and systematic control of the distortion which inevitably occurs during the production process<br>
  • to develop a concept of a product and process model regarding the substantial aspects of the device distortion, in order to support the development of a single device along the whole production process<br>
  • to develop a concept of an information model with domain specific knowledge on the distortion of workpieces
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Duration 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2011, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich


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LSLN

Stabilität, Robustheit und Approximation großskaliger dynamischer Netzwerke – Theorie und Anwendungen in logistischen Netzwerken

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The dynamics of complex, large-scale networks of interacting dynamical systems are hard to analyze and in many aspects methods and tools for the analysis are missing. In this project we will study such networks from the point of view of stability and approximation theory and investigate applications in logistics. To this end criteria for stability of nominal and perturbed networks will be developed. Furthermore, we will study the robustness of such networks with respect to perturbation of the dynamics in the vertices and of network structure. To obtain approximation techniques that retain structural properties of networks we propose an approach based on separation of time scales and on ranking schemes for the vertices of the network. This approach is motivated by a real-world logistic scenario in which different time scales occur in a natural manner. The theoretical results will be used to obtain further insight into the dynamics of logistic networks and to derive logistics management principles.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2011, Funded by Volkswagen Stiftung

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COIN

COllaboration and INteroperability for Networked Enterprises

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“By 2020 enterprise collaboration and interoperability services will become an invisible,

pervasive and self-adaptive knowledge and business utility at disposal of the European

networked enterprises from any industrial sector and domain in order to rapidly set-up,

efficiently manage and effectively operate different forms of business collaborations, from the

most traditional supply chains to the most advanced and dynamic business ecosystems.”<p>

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The mission of the COIN IP is to study, design, develop and prototype an open, self-adaptive,

generic ICT integrated solution to support the above 2020 vision, starting from notable existing

research results in the field of Enterprise Interoperability (and made available by the whole

Enterprise Interoperability DG INFSO D4 Cluster and specifically by the projects ATHENA,

INTEROP, ABILITIES, SATINE, TRUSTCOM) and Enterprise Collaboration (and made

available by the projects ECOLEAD, DBE, E4 and ECOSPACE).

In particular, a COIN business-pervasive open-source service platform will be able to expose,

integrate, compose and mash-up in a secure and adaptive way existing and innovative to-bedeveloped

Enterprise Interoperability and Enterprise Collaboration services, by applying

intelligent maturity models, business rules and self-adaptive decision-support guidelines to

guarantee the best combination of the needed services in dependence of the business context, as

industrial sector and domain, size of the companies involved, openness and dynamics of

collaboration.

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This way, the Information Technology vision of Software as a Service (SaaS) will find its

implementation in the field of interoperability among collaborative enterprises, supporting the

various collaborative business forms, from supply chains to business ecosystems, and becoming

for them like a utility, a commodity, the so-called Interoperability Service Utility (ISU).

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The COIN project will finally develop an original business model based on the SaaS-U

(Software as a Service-Utility) paradigm where the open-source COIN service platform will be

able to integrate both free-of-charge and chargeable, open and proprietary services depending on

the case and business policies.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2011, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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Projektlogo Modellierung und Analyse der Dynamik selbststeuernder logistischer Prozesse
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SFB 637 - A5

Modellierung und Analyse der Dynamik selbststeuernder logistischer Prozesse

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<br><p></p><b>Motivation</b><br>

Selbststeuerung kann als dezentrale Koordination einer großen Anzahl autonomer Objekte verstanden werden. Die lokalen Interaktionen der einzelnen autonomen Objekte bewirken ein lokales, dynamisches Verhalten, welches als Mikro-Dynamik des Systems bezeichnet wird. Durch Emergenz kann dies auf Systemebene zur Selbstorganisation führen. Derartige selbstorganisierende Strukturen lassen sich vor allem in natürlichen, lebenden Systemen wie z.B. in Insektenkolonien beobachten. Hier verursachen die Insekten ein Systemverhalten, welches dem Systemzweck dient. Dieses globale Systemverhalten wird als Makro-Dynamik des Systems bezeichnet.

Motivierend für dieses Projekt ist die Frage, wie in logistischen Systemen ein ähnliches Zusammenspiel zwischen Mikro- und Makrodynamik wie in natürlichen Systemen erreicht werden kann, d.h. wie die Interaktionen autonomer logistischer Objekte zu dem gewünschten Verhalten des logistischen Systems führen.

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<b>Ergebnisse 1. Phase (2004-2007) </b><br>

Ein produktionslogistisches Referenzszenario (MxN Matrix-Modell) wurde etabliert und verschiedene Ansätze zur Modellierung vorgestellt: Ereignisdiskrete Simulationsmodelle, System-Dynamics-Modelle und analytische Modelle in Form von Differentialgleichungen. Zwei unterschiedliche Selbststeuerungsmethoden, eine warteschlangenlängen-basierte und eine pheromon-basierte Selbststeuerungsregel, bei denen die Teile autonom auf Basis lokaler Informationen über die nächsten Produktionsschritte entscheiden können, wurden implementiert und im Rahmen umfangreicher Simulationsläufe auf Ihren Umgang mit Dynamik und Komplexität analysiert. Es wurde gezeigt, dass Modelle mit Selbststeuerung bei starken Nachfrageschwankungen effektiver und robuster gegenüber unerwarteten Störungen sind als durch konventionelle Produktionspläne gesteuerte Modelle. Darüber hinaus wurde gezeigt, dass eine simultane Nutzung der verschiedenen Modellierungsansätze möglich ist, um die Interdependenzen zwischen lokalem und globalem Verhalten von selbststeuernden logistischen Systemen zu beschreiben. Weiterhin wurden Stabilitätsanalysen mithilfe eines Fluid-Approximation-Modells und ereignisdiskreter...

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<b>Ziele 2. Phase (2008-2011)</b><br>

Hauptziel ist die Modellierung und Analyse der Dynamik selbststeuernder logistischer Prozesse in Produktionsnetzwerken, welche sowohl selbststeuernde produktions- als auch transportlogistische Objekte beinhalten. Dabei soll auf das dynamische Verhalten des gesamten Produktionsnetzwerks fokussiert werden, das durch Selbststeuerung sowohl an einem Produktionsstandort als auch beim Transport der Objekte zwischen den einzelnen Produktionsstandorten beeinflusst wird. Hier soll beantwortet werden, wie selbststeuernde Prozesse bei einer integrierten Betrachtung von Produktions- und Transportlogistik gestaltet sein müssen, um Selbststeuerung im Gesamtsystem zu ermöglichen. Zugleich soll der Einfluss lokaler Selbststeuerung auf das Gesamtverhalten des logistischen Systems erforscht werden. Dazu sollen nicht nur innerbetriebliche sondern auch sich an den Schnittstellen zwischen verschiedenen Produktionsstandorten befindliche selbststeuernde logistische Prozesse modelliert und hinsichtlich Ihrer Leistung, Dynamik und Robustheit analysiert werden.

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<b>Vorgehen 2. Phase (2008-2011)</b><br>

Die interdisziplinäre Zusammensetzung von Teilprojekt A5 ermöglicht eine durchgängig zweigleisige Vorgehensweise für die Modellierung und Analyse selbststeuernder logistischer Prozesse in einem Produktionsnetzwerk. Das bedeutet, dass zum einen die Modellierung sowohl analytisch-gleichungsbasiert als auch simulationstoolbasiert erfolgt, zum anderen werden beide Modelltypen sowohl hinsichtlich ihrer Dynamik als auch bzgl. ihrer Performance analysiert. Dies duale Vorgehen ermöglicht die Nutzung der verschiedenen Modellierungsmethoden, um einerseits die unterschiedlichen Abstraktionsebenen eines logistischen Systems darzustellen und andererseits eine gegenseitige Validierung sowie die wechselseitige Nutzung von Synergieeffekten zu forcieren. Es ist weiterhin geplant, das im Teilprojekt B1 in der ersten SFB Phase entwickelte „Distributed Logistics Routing Protocol“ für transportlogistische Prozesse einerseits auf produktionslogistische Prozesse zu übertragen.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2011, Funded by DFG

SIMKAB

Simplifizierte Kabine

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The joint research project SIMKAB is supposed to react to the future challenge of strongly growing passenger and cargo traffic in the domain of aviation. Concepts for a simplified and flexible standardized passenger and cargo cabin have to be developed to handle the future demand of transport performance in an economic and ecological way. The subproject “cargo system” explores the feasibility of new technologies in loading systems in aircrafts.

The aim of this subproject is to analyse a worldwide applicability of active RFID in order to identify ULDs (unit load devices) such as containers or pallets while loading and unloading aircrafts.

Duration 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2011, Funded by Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Standort Bremen

Auto KNN

Automatisierung des kontinuierlichen Lernens und Untersuchung des Langzeitverhaltens neuronaler Netze für die Produktionsregelung

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Current research projects demonstrated the efficiency of neural networks as a method for production control. The ability to learn continuously from experience gained through operation, the resulting flexibility in control and a small effort in calculation and modeling are the main vantages compared to classic methods for production control. This research project aims to the simulation of different net types over a long time period. Based on the gained data about the efficiency in learning, the life cycle and the amount of maintenance a hybrid solution with optimal quality for production control is developed.

Duration 01.01.2009 - 30.12.2011, Funded by DFG
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CONVERGE

Collaborative Communication Driven Decision Management in Non Hierarchical Supply Chains of the Electronic Industry

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<p>Motivation</br>

The electronic industry is a fast developing market segment. To stay competitive, European companies have to respond with improved flexibility to changing requirements. To increase flexibility, companies must operate in non-hierarchical networks of trusted suppliers to short cut decision making processes, in particular on tactical and strategic levels. Today, existing decision flows within and across companies are well structured at the level of operational management and shop floor coordination. In contrast, at the strategic and tactical levels, inter-organizational decision flows are not well formalized. Several aspects, like missing rules for transactions impede with shared decision-making, resulting in a lack of confidentiality or of knowledge about the network partners’ goals and activities.</p>

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An European consortium of ten partners from five European countries has been formed. The scientific partners supported the project with their expertise in process and decision modelling and analysis. The IT focused partners contribute their advanced knowledge in CRM and SRM solutions as on ERP Systems. The application partners provided necessary information for the development of the ODM as focal companies and were the prototype’s first end users.</p>

<p>Results</br>

The project developed a collaboration framework for the strategic and tactical management levels, called Open Decision Framework. It consists of three main components: First, a reference model for collaboration on the management levels in non-hierarchical networks. Second, a deployment process that describes the reference model’s application at the different usage levels. The project’s last result was a prototype, which makes use of existing CRM/SRM-Tools, and extends and adapts them to the new reference model.</p>

Duration 01.06.2009 - 30.11.2011, Funded by EU, 7th Framework Programme
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PMC

Personal Mobility Center

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Once it has been fully established, the Personal Mobility Center (PMC) will function as the core establishment of the Model Region coordinating the introduction of electro mobility in the Metropolitan Area of Bremen-Oldenburg. It will not only oversee the different steps of the process but will also seek to increase the cooperation with other German model regions concerning electro mobility in the medium term. The funds for PMC that come from the German Economic Stimulus Package are supposed to set the incentive to integrate electro mobility concepts into the existing transportation structures. The goal is to integrate more than 100 electric vehicles within two years of the project’s initial phase, thus proving their functionality. To do so, PMC’s partners will establish both the required infrastructure and an adequate vehicle fleet.

PMC’s aim is to integrate electro mobility into individual transportation structures as well as into public transport. Therefore, the manifold fleet is supposed to include vehicles ranging from electric bicycles to four-seater cars for carpooling. To be able to provide these different vehicle types, PMC will make use of both prototypes and commercialized vehicles. Moreover, the introduction of electro mobility will be supported by supplying several sorts of recharging facilities. The latter will not be limited to strategically wellplaced public service stations, but will also take into account the demand of companies and private consumers wishing to recharge their vehicles on a more individual basis. At the same time, specific business strategies will be designed to compensate the high expenses of investing in electric vehicles. This way, the PMC will fulfil its credo “Providing electro mobility efficiently”.

Duration 01.10.2009 - 30.09.2011, Funded by BMVBS

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Projektlogo Schnelle Konsolidierung und Dekonsolidierung von Seecontainern mittels Robotik und dynamischer Beladungsplanung

RoboCon

Schnelle Konsolidierung und Dekonsolidierung von Seecontainern mittels Robotik und dynamischer Beladungsplanung

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A significant portion of sea containers turned over by German harbours is deconsolidated/ consolidated in the harbour. Especially the deconsolidation of consumer goods and textiles, which is done manually, is extensive as a result of the high quantity and of the missing use of pallets. This manual consolidation of bulky goods is complex because of the difficult handling by a fork lift in the container. The first objective of this project is the development of a robot system which deconsolidates inhomogeneous parcels autonomous and fast. The second objective is the development of a stuffer system and a dynamic load planning method for consolidation inhomogeneous goods. As a result of this project, the quality of the process and the turnover of goods will increase. In addition the competitiveness oft german harbours will be straightened

Duration 01.09.2008 - 31.08.2011, Funded by BMWi

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IDS

Intelligentes Desktopmanagement System

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IDS is a research project funded by german aircraft industry. The system will assist developers at their daily work by determining the context gathered from desktop applications (e.g. MS Office) to proactively provide semantically similar Documents.

The semantic enrichment is made by combination of several techniques like filtering of paragraphs to remove not relevant text paragraphs, or usage of lexical scanners, to extract key words from artifacts. Clustering algorithms enable recognition of semantic linkages between extracted key words. Thus Documents can be grouped and prioritized. In the year 2009 selected Frameworks were analysed and evaluated concerning their applicability.

Duration 01.02.2009 - 30.06.2011, Funded by Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Standort Bremen

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SAViNG

StAhl- und Eisenschrott VerfolguNG

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Mit einer lückenlosen Identifizierung und Verfolgung des Materialflusses, sowie einem elektronischen Datenaustausch zielt dieses Projekt auf die Verbesserung und Flexibilisierung der Produktionsplanung in der Herstellung von qualitativ hochwertigem Stahl ab. Durch geeignete Technologien wird der Produktionsprozess über auftretende Medienbrüche hinweg unterstützt und so eine gleichmäßige Bearbeitung ohne Staubildung realisiert. Die Herausforderung in der Gestaltung des Systems liegt in den vergleichsweise harten Umweltbedingungen, welche beispielsweise eine automatische Identifikation durch klassische Technologien erschweren oder gar ausschließen.

Duration 01.12.2010 - 31.05.2011, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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NLD_Werkstatt

Einsatz von Methoden der Nichtlinearen Dynamik zur Strukturierung und Dimensionierung des Logistiksystems in Werkstattfertigungen/ Application of Methods of Nonlinear Dynamics for the Structuring and Dimensioning of the Logistic System in Job-Shop Systems

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The logistic system in workshop systems is faced with high requirements due to repeated transportation processes to the same working systems as well as different transportation quanti-ties. This situation is additionally strengthened by dynamic effects, which affect the system performance. While by this an "external-driven" dynamics is usually understood, which is caused by changes of demand and order alterations, also an "internal-driven" dynamics can be observed in systems with a complex material flow (for example re-entrant systems) caused by nonlinear effects. This internal-driven dynamics can affect the logistic performance of the whole system negatively (varying stock-levels, rising cycle times, decreasing workload).

It is the aim of the presented research project to analyze and control the effects of the internal-driven dynamics on the mid- and long-range facility planning process. This will lead to an ad-justment of existing or the development of new methods for the organization of the logistic system in workshop systems, whereas the focus will be on the planning subtasks dimensioning and structuring.

Proper instruments for the description and control of the described internal-driven system dy-namics and its causes are the models and methods of the nonlinear dynamics. It is intended to use these also in this research project for the structuring and dimensioning of logistic systems. The verification of the obtained results will take place via the investigation and if necessary re-planning of real-world systems using the derived procedures and methods.

Duration 01.05.2008 - 30.04.2011, Funded by DFG

Projektlogo Entwicklung neuer Technologien zur Erfassung von Ver- und Entriegelungszuständen an Überhöhenrahmen

UHR

Entwicklung neuer Technologien zur Erfassung von Ver- und Entriegelungszuständen an Überhöhenrahmen

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Containers are transported to terminals with specific vehicles. Handling of cargo, which is transported in special carriers, is done by using overheight-frames. Testing of the locking state is sometimes wrong between overheight-frame and container. This causes accidents and damage to cargo and carriers. Therefore, an electronic device was developed to detect the safety of the locking states. The developed system is currently used on the terminal.

Duration 01.08.2008 - 30.04.2011, Funded by BMWi
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Projektlogo Navigationsstruktur für Feuerwehrleute - Grundlegende Untersuchung zur sicheren Kapselung von Landmarkenelektronik für den realen Brandschutzeinsatz
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Landmarke

Navigationsstruktur für Feuerwehrleute - Grundlegende Untersuchung zur sicheren Kapselung von Landmarkenelektronik für den realen Brandschutzeinsatz

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The research project “Landmarke” has the aim to develop one on ubiquitos technology supported navigation structure which uses the cognitive capabilities of the fire brigade forces and supports. The firefighters will be offered an infrastructure that allows them to establish a dynamically accumulatively ad-hoc reference system. In this sense BIBA examines the basic concepts to the safe and for the user ergonomically design of the electronics compared with very difficult environment terms in so-called Landmarke. They are small distributable units which contains sensor- and transference technology. By means of such Landmarks environment informations can be taken up, be saved and be sent to the involved instances.

Duration 01.05.2008 - 30.04.2011, Funded by BMBF


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LogPRo

Logistische Planungs- und Steuerungssysteme in RoRo- und ConRo-Häfen

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The coordination between collaborating partners in the automotive logistics in a sea port is characterised by a short term planning period, because no participant has access to all relevant planning information. The object of investigation in this project is the comprehensive planning and scheduling of the order processing of terminal and transportation services in the automotive logistics of a sea port-automobile-terminal. The goal of this project is the optimization of the planning and scheduling processes of the automotive logistics by developing a common, prototypic it-based control centre, which will be used by terminal and transportation services. With this control centre the transparency of the relevant planning information should be increased for all process partners enabling them to communicate their requirements to each other. As a result every partner can increase its individual benefit and consequently the whole logistic chain can be improved. The continuous and frequently updated view over all activities of the processes allows an improved utilization of the resources of all process partners. The main tasks are the development of an integrated planning and scheduling concept for terminal and transportation services and the accomplishment of a simulation study to validate this concept.

Duration 01.07.2008 - 31.03.2011, Funded by BMWi

KompAuW

Kompetenzatlas Aus- und Weiterbildung in der Logistik

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The competence atlas for education and training in the field of logistics is an innovative application, designed for the Logistikfabriktisch and to inform about education and training possibilites in this promising branch in the Bremen region.

Duration 01.01.2011 - 31.03.2011, Funded by Kieserling Stiftung

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AILES

Analyse der Instandhaltungsprozesse und Erstellung eines Lastenhefts in Vorbereitung auf die Entwicklung einer kundenspezifischen Instandhaltungssoftware

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The planning and operation of maintenance in the offshore wind energy sector presents a particular challenge. Due to the restricted access to the facilities, maintenance planning and implementation is very complex and costly. Accordingly, maintenance and repair have to be very well prepared to ensure accurate planning of the resources which are required. Within the project a framework for recording and processing of data concerning a life cycle analysis of the failure characteristics was examined in order to optimize the maintenance work.

Duration 01.09.2010 - 15.01.2011, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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KokosDämm

Optimierung im Recyclingprozess von Kokosfasern zu Schallschutzplatten

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Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2010, Funded by BMBF

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VGU

Virtual Global University

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The Virtual Global University (VGU) was a private initiative of professors of business informatics and related disciplines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to implement a globalized approach to education, based on state-of-the-art multi-media, and distance learning technologies and the Internet.

The VGU established the School of Business Informatics (SBI), which offered as the first worldwide business-oriented master's degree, with the title "International Master of Business Informatics" (MBI) based on an online study programme. The MBI programme comprised relevant IT topics from applied computer science, combined with management-oriented courses such as e-business and enterprise resource planning. The total duration of the program was two years and included producing a master's thesis (three-month) and gaining practical experience. The program ran from 2001 to 2014.

Duration 01.01.2002 - 31.12.2010, Funded by

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Lf-Tisch

Logistikfabriktisch

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The „Logistikfabriktisch“ (logistics factory table)is cooperation project between BIBA as well as the media agency eventfive. The developed table is a multimedia tool, which shows processes in logistics and makes them experience-able. The complex content can be presented in an easy way by defining different detailing levels. Each level contains several media-objects, like videos, photos or text. In this context, different logistics companies of the logistics process are shown, their role in the logistics chain as well as their interplay are visualized. Furthermore, the user gets the possibility gather information about the displayed companies.

Duration 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2010, Funded by Land Bremen

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Projektlogo Sichere Wearable- Systeme zur Kommissionierung industrieller Güter sowie für Diagnose, Wartung und Reparatur
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SiWear

Sichere Wearable- Systeme zur Kommissionierung industrieller Güter sowie für Diagnose, Wartung und Reparatur

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The projects aim is to let wearable computing been accepted in manufacture industry and subsequent after-sales-services. Computer systems which are carried near the human body, equal to wristwatches, allow information technologies to get closer to working processes without breaking the infrastructure.

The aim of wearable and mobile computing in this context is to make informations and processes available on any place and at any time without drawing off the attention by the computer system (Analogy: GPS navigation systems compared to fixed routing systems).

Unreadiness and low user acceptance of wearable technology, by reason of security worries, low process integration and hardware technology are the main obstacles to resource the height potential of wearable technologies. Therefore one aim of this project is to integrate COTS- components (commercial-off-the-shelf) in backend systems by the use of usability studies to increase the user acceptance and actual usage of these systems in industrial applications. The project will show how wearable computing can effective support the focused areas picking and diagnostic, maintenance and repair by developing of a safety-related and organizational effective wearable computing solution

Duration 01.08.2007 - 30.08.2010, Funded by BMWi

Projektlogo Trendstudie zum Einsatz von Robotertechnologien in der Logistik Fokus: Innovations- und Technologiemanagement

RoboScan10

Trendstudie zum Einsatz von Robotertechnologien in der Logistik Fokus: Innovations- und Technologiemanagement

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Im Frühjahr starteten das BIBA und die Jacobs University, Systems Management, in Kooperation mit Logistik

für Unternehmen als Medienpartner zum zweiten Mal eine Online-Umfrage zur Robotik in der Logistik. Nun

liegt die ausgewertete Studie vor und zeigt neben den Entwicklungen der Robotik-Logistik von 2007 bis heute

vor allem künftige Herausforderungen von Robotersystemen für die Optimierung von Logistikprozessen.

Die Ergebnisse der Studie finden Sie auf dialog.jacobs-university.de und www.robotik-logistik.de

Weitere Information finden Sie unter www.logistik-fuer-unternehmen.de

Duration 01.04.2010 - 30.08.2010, Funded by

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CO-LLABS

Community Based Living Labs to Enhance SMEs Innovation in Europe

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The over-all objective of the CO-LLABS Thematic Network is to achieve a European-wide adoption of ICT-based Living lab services and practices to allow SMEs to improve their innovation capabilities and processes and become part of “open innovation” environments. To that end CO-LLABS Thematic Network brings together a selection of Europe’s most advanced Living Labs on the one hand and regional SME-innovation oriented organisations on the other to exchange practices of LL support services, and identify and develop specific pilots in domains such as e-health, e-business and e-inclusion. The work will be grounded in thorough understanding of current Living labs practices and experiences and strengthened by creating better insight in successful business models of future SME-oriented Living labs.

Duration 01.04.2008 - 31.07.2010, Funded by FRP 7; ICT

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Laboranova

Collaboration Environment for Strategic Innovation

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Innovation has become the main source of competitive advantage for European companies in the globalised economy. Existing collaborative working environments (CWEs) mainly focus on supporting traditional working paradigms of linear workflows by providing IT-based platforms for planning, scheduling and executing tasks. However, in order to achieve continuous strategic innovation and thus create persistent competitive advantage, organisations need to increase their capacity for carrying out open-ended and nonlinear problem solving involving a wide participation of people in knowledge-rich environments. This must be supported by the next generation CWE’s, which in turn, requires new paradigms for managing the knowledge transfer, the social dynamics, and the decision processes involved in the front-end of innovation.

The goal of Laboranova is to create this next generation Collaborative Tools which will change existing technological and social infrastructures for collaborating and support knowledge workers and eProfessionals in sharing, improving and evaluating ideas systematically across teams, companies and networks. Laboranova will do research to develop and integrate models and tools in three specific areas, the three pillars in the project: ideation, connection and evaluation. These pillars will be leveraged by advanced game methodologies in order to improve collaborative work processes. By integrating these efforts the results will be innovative collaboration approaches and organisational models for managing early innovation processes, software prototypes and the integration of the isolated models and tools into a Collaborative Innovation Platform. This will change the way knowledge work is done and increase the innovative output of companies far beyond performance levels today.

Duration 01.06.2006 - 30.06.2010, Funded by IST FP6

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Intelligente Wechselbrückensteuerung

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Kapazitäten besser nutzen und den Güterverkehr auf Straße und Schiene reduzieren!

Wir wollen das Verkehrsaufkommens im Bereich des Waren- und Güterverkehrs der Postlogistik verringern, die Planungssicherheit im kombinierten Verkehr erhöhen und Transporteinheiten besser nutzen. Das Forschungsprojekt „INWEST“(Intelligente Wechselbrückensteuerung) beschäftigt sich mit der Zulaufsteuerung von Wechselbrücken und hat zum Ziel, diese auf der Basis innovativer logistischer Informations-, Planungs- und Steuerungsverfahren sowie durch Einsatz neuer Technologien zur Identifikation und Ortung der Wechselbrücken und durch Software-Systeme zu optimieren – im Sinne der Wirtschaftlichkeit und der Umwelt.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 30.06.2010, Funded by BMWi

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Projektlogo ISETEC II - Seilbahn

Seilbahn

ISETEC II - Seilbahn

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Die Firma Eurogate GmbH betreibt am Standort Hamburg einen der größten Umschlagterminals der Welt für Standard-Seecontainer. Die stetig steigenden Containerumschlagszahlen erfordern eine Erweiterung der Lagerkapazitäten und somit eine Vergrößerung der Standflächen. Aufgrund der Begrenzung der zur Verfügung stehenden Flächen des Eurogate-Terminals durch die Elbe, eine Autobahn und eine Zugtrasse, erfolgt die Zwischenlagerung einer großen Anzahl von Containern derzeit in einem nahe gelegenen Depot (siehe Abb. unten). Der Transport der Container zwischen dem Terminal und dem Depot erfolgt dabei per LKW.

Das Projekt „Seilbahn – Transportsysteme in Hafenterminals“ soll daher in der ersten Phase die Möglichkeiten des Einsatzes von Fördersystemen, die den Luftraum nutzen und in der Lage sind bauliche Hindernisse zu überwinden, untersuchen. Die Prüfung erfolgt in Phase I im Rahmen einer Machbarkeitsstudie und anhand eines realitätsnahen Modells. In der zweiten Phase soll das validierte Konzept in die Realität umgesetzt werden.

Bei der Pilotanlage ist eine Distanz von 280 m (Luftlinie) zu überwinden. Gleichzeitig ist auf dieser Distanz eine Mindesthöhe über Grund von ca. 16 m zu garantieren. Flächen für die Tragwerke und die Ein- und Ausschleusung werden nach Bedarf zur Verfügung gestellt. Rechtliche und betriebliche Sicherheitsanforderungen müssen zunächst ermittelt und später auch von der Anlage erfüllt werden. Um die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Vorhabens sicherzustellen, muss die Gesamtleistung bei ungefähr 60 Einheiten pro Stunde in beide Richtungen (Terminal-Depot-Terminal) liegen, wobei die Anlage im 24h Betrieb arbeiten soll. Eine entsprechende Verfügbarkeit ist zu gewährleisten. Weiterhin soll die Anlage vollautomatisch funktionieren, das heißt neben der eigentlichen Transportstrecke sind folgende Anlagenteile vorzusehen:

     

  1. Vollautomatisierte Aufgabe- und Abnahmestationen, die mit Straddle Carrier (SC) oder Reachstacker (RS) beschickt werden können und aufgesetzte Container selbständig an die Anlage weiterleiten bzw. Container aus der Anlage entnehmen und in eine Position bringen, in der sie von SC oder RS aufgenommen werden können.
  2. Beidseitige Puffervorrichtungen, die die Container in der vorgegebenen Taktzeit bereithalten und somit die Anlage von der Arbeitsgeschwindigkeit der SC/RS entkoppelt.
  3. Übergabestationen, an denen die Container aus dem Puffer an die Förderanlage übergeben werden.

    Die Anlage soll sowohl zum Transport von standardisierten 20 ft. und 40 ft.-Containern (auch High-Cube) dienen. Wünschenswert ist ferner der Transport von 45 ft.-Containern.

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In Zukunft soll das innovative Produkt „Containerseilbahn“ auch an verschiedenen anderen Orten zum Einsatz kommen; die Anwendbarkeit soll dabei stetig erweitert werden. Denkbar wäre beispielsweise ein Einsatz zur Verbringung von Seecontainern aus einem Hafenterminal ins Hinterland oder zur Überwindung von Gewässern. Durch die Verkehrsvermeidung und Schonung der Infrastruktur werden wichtige Ziele der Ökologistik erreicht.

Duration 01.12.2008 - 30.06.2010, Funded by BMWi

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OL_NLD

Erweiterte Methoden des Organisationalen Lernens zur Reduktion unerwünschter nichtlinearer dynamischer Effekte in Liefernetzen

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In logistics networks with close interdependencies and large flexibility requirements still unwanted nonlinear dynamic effects in the development of the inventory numbers arise - in pure delivery networks this effect is called Bullwhip-effect. The research within this range divides into two different approaches. The so called normative research approach looks for the reasons in the system, e.g. in system internal time delays and suggests as counter measures regulation strategies, which are directed toward the overall system and not on individual enterprises, and thus are accompanied by a restriction of the freedom of choice of the individual enterprises.

The descriptive research approach however looks for the reasons for the Bullwhip-effect in the limited rationality of the decision makers. Therefore among other things it comes to an underestimation of the supply lines. As counter measures here different learning strategies were developed. In the long run to the instabilities can only be worked against with by elements of both approaches lastingly. Basic questions with the linkage of both approaches are: which causes can be eliminated with which of the two approaches best or possibly exclusively? A goal of this research project is the development and study of a integrative, holistic and adaptive regulation and learning strategy for the lasting reduction of instabilities in delivery networks.

Duration 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2010, Funded by DFG

Projektlogo Trans-European Sustainable Knowledge-Based MAnufacturing<br/>for SmalL and Medium Sized Enterprises in Traditional Industries
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ESKALE

Trans-European Sustainable Knowledge-Based MAnufacturing<br/>for SmalL and Medium Sized Enterprises in Traditional Industries

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The objective of the ESKALE project is the development and implementation of innovative methodological and technical solutions dedicated to knowledge-based manufacturing for traditional SMEs in order to enhance competitiveness of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies need to tailor their products to meet individual customer needs mass customisation. The project will directly support the transfer of core research results in the area of enterprise modelling, extended product and business process oriented Knowledge Management and Open Innovation Management to these companies through a concrete technical framework (ICT for product innovation). Indeed, on the one side, the traditional manufacturing SMEs are not yet able to handle all the new knowledge-based manufacturing approaches. On the other side, the software providers and system integrators do not have the necessary background knowledge to provide adapted and sustainable solutions to these manufacturing SMEs based on theses approaches. ESKALE is aiming to facilitate radical ICT-based innovation in the products innovation process and knowledge-based manufacturing.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.03.2010, Funded by BMBF / PTKA-PFT

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Projektlogo Optimierung des Konservierungsmitteleinsatzes bei der Produktion von Dispersionsfarben durch Integration automatisierter DNA-Analytik in den Produktionsprozess
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ProDIAP

Optimierung des Konservierungsmitteleinsatzes bei der Produktion von Dispersionsfarben durch Integration automatisierter DNA-Analytik in den Produktionsprozess

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The project ProDIAP investigates and develops new procedures for the faster and more sensitive detection of biological impurities in the building and the enamel paint production. Funded by BMBF, the project has a running time of two years. BIBA develops in this project together with Qiagen, a worldwide lea-ding company in the area of molecular diagnostics and sample analysis, and J. W. Ostendorf GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading paint producers in Europe, a system for faster, more sensitive and automated analysis of paint production samples. Integrated into a knowledge-based expert system analysis results are evaluated and interpreted. The evaluation of the developed qualitative method shows a sensitivity of 99%. Based on this system concepts are developed for the minimisation of biocide application and for a decrease of production waste.

Duration 01.10.2007 - 31.03.2010, Funded by BMBF

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QuinDiLog

Zukünftige Qualifikationserfordernisse bei beruflichen Tätigkeiten auf mittlerer Qualifikationsebene aufgrund der Anwendung des „Internet der Dinge“

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This study focuses on the identification of the requirements arising from the application of the “Internet of Things” in the outbound logistics sector towards vocational training on the medium level of professional qualification. It is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The objectives of the study are on the one hand to identify which professions are affected by the application of the “Internet of Things”, and on the other hand to analyse in what way the introduction of the new technology changes the requirements towards vocational training for the groups of people in question. The study concentrates on outbound logistics in two areas: the food and automotive industries.

Duration 01.04.2009 - 31.03.2010, Funded by BMBF

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Projektlogo Sensorsysteme zur selbststeuernden Lagerverwaltung
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SFB637-T3

Sensorsysteme zur selbststeuernden Lagerverwaltung

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Subject of this tranfer project in the field of the CRC 637 is the development an application of a control method for an autonomously controlled storage management of finished vehicles as well as the conceptual design and implementation of a hard- and software prototype.

In the context of the research work of the subproject A1, several application potentials of autonomous control in the field of storage management of finished vehicles could be verified considering as example the logistic order processing of a typical automobile terminal of the logistic service provider BLG Logistics.

Within this transfer project, the investigated approach of a rule-based, autonomously controlled storage management in automobile logistics shall be enhanced an implemented using available information and communication technologies and sensor systems in the form of a hard- and software prototype.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2009, Funded by DFG


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SFB 637 - T2

Verfolgung und dynamische Verfeinerung bei der Auftragszuordnung von Waren in der Bekleidungsindustrie entlang der Supply Chain unter dem Aspekt der Selbststeuerung

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The transfer project T2 developed a process flow for the allocation of garment products to customer orders. The allocation can be adapted dynamically, and thus allows short term reaction to new customer orders and to changes in the availability of products.

The individual identification of garment products and the allocation of these garment products to customer orders were implemented in a hardware and software demonstrator and tested both for laboratory as well as field trials. The developed method was evaluated by process simulation concerning process improvements and economic impact.

Application of the method allows reduction of inventories and throughput times.

Duration 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2009, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

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Projektlogo Ramp-Up Excellence^ES - Ein skalierbares Anlaufmanagementprozessmodell für Elektronik Zulieferer
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Ramp-Up

Ramp-Up Excellence^ES - Ein skalierbares Anlaufmanagementprozessmodell für Elektronik Zulieferer

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Objective of this project is to develop a scalable ramp-up management process model for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) of the electronic industry. The model will consist of a quality-gate management model, a controlling model to measure the network ability of SMEs, an information flow model and a model for strategies to react to difficulties during ramp-up phases. The primary objective is to increase the efficiency of ramp-up phases in electronic supply chains and to qualify SME to achieve "Ramp-Up ExcellenceES", as evidence for SME´s excellence in regard to its management of ramp-up phases in production networks.

Duration 01.11.2007 - 31.10.2009, Funded by BMWi, AiF, BVL

Projektlogo Prozessorientiertes intelligentes Wissensmanagementsystem

HIT ProInnWis

Prozessorientiertes intelligentes Wissensmanagementsystem

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The vision of HIT ProInnWis is to provide an intelligent context based knowledge management system to the group of engineers, designers and areo-physicians, working in the area of Aircraft design.

Users, which have to fulfil a specific task (e.g. a rib creation for A350) will be able to get context specific support for their task in terms of documents, tools, contacts and other knowledge artefacts. This can be achieved by referencing new programs to a generic design process. All existing knowledge artefacts are linked to “activities”, which are the corresponding objects to the concrete tasks, but on a generic level.

Thus the engineering knowledge can be automatically offered, if a user wants to fulfil a specific task in a new development program.

Duration 01.01.2007 - 31.10.2009, Funded by Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Standort Bremen

P2020

Studie zur Neuentwicklung des Rahmenprogramms "Produktionsforschung 2020"

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Das BMBF beabsichtigt, im Jahr 2010 ein neues Programm für die Produktionsforschung aufzulegen. Mit einem neu zu entwickelnden Programm „Produktionsforschung 2020“ soll die Motivation und der Rahmen für die künftige öffentliche Förderung der Produktionsforschung in Deutschland dargestellt werden, um vorwettbewerbliche, anwendungsorientierte Forschung zur nachhaltigen Stärkung des produzierenden und verarbeitenden Gewerbes am Standort Deutschland zu fördern. Das BMBF hat ein Kernteam mit Mitgliedern aus Wissenschaft, Industrie und Verbänden definiert. Dieses Kernteam hat die Aufgabe gemeinsam mit einer repräsentativen Auswahl an Experten (Arbeitsgruppen) dieses Programm gemeinsam mit beim BMBF und dem Projektträger PTKA zu erarbeiten. Das BIBA erstellt in der Arbeitsgruppen 5 einen Bericht (themenorientierte Positionspapier), der die langfristigen Trends und Entwicklungen in den Schwerpunkten Textilmaschinen, Energieerzeugung / -speicherung (inkl. Brennstoffzellen), Turbinen, Solar, Windkraftanlagen und Wärmepumpen beschreibt.

Duration 17.01.2009 - 30.09.2009, Funded by BMBF

DrugRob

Automatische Beladung von Rollcontainern

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In order to realize the automated loading of rollable transport units – a typical transport unit used by DHL – with cubic goods a robot based system has been developed. With a performance of 900 parcels per hour the system works fast and efficient. It picks the parcels from a conveyor belt and transports them into the rollable transport units which are mounted around the robot. The new developed gripping system is able to grip up to three parcels at time. The focus on low-cost-automation resulted in a system with low-level sensor-technologies but with high flexibility and process reliability. It is possible to commission parcels of different size in up to three rollable transport units at the present moment but the system can be enlarged with up to two more transport units. A pilot phase at the company APO-Logistics and in cooperation with ThyssenKrupp Krause GmbH is already accomplished successfully.

Duration 01.10.2008 - 31.08.2009, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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Tell-Me

TransEuropean Living Labs for an iMproved E-participation

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The aim of TELL-ME is to provide a methodology and a toolset for the pan-European deployment of Living Labs in the areas of e-Government, e-Democracy and e-Services, thus creating new opportunities for networking and best practice exchange between public entities, citizens, industry and academia.

Duration 01.07.2007 - 30.06.2009, Funded by e-TEN

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wearIT@work

Empowering the mobile worker by wearable computing

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Wearable mobile computing empowers professionals to higher levels of productivity by providing effective forms of access to knowledge and computing power anywhere and in any situation. Wearable computing will improve productivity because it allows workers to complete more complex tasks in less time and with less effort.<br>

wearIT@work will develop a core technology in the transition of the European economy to a service centred economy, as a result of which new jobs and economic growth in Europe will be generated.<br>

wearIT@work will develop a new paradigm for wearable mobile com-puting that supports complex tasks with a minimum of human-machine interaction and thereby enables mobile professionals to keep their attention focused on the interaction with the work environment. <br>

wearIT@work will deliver a new technology having a long-term impact on the organization of individual and collaborative work and creating new ways to organize work.

Duration 01.06.2004 - 31.05.2009, Funded by IST FP6

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iSeat

Intelligenter Autositz

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Principle research into an intelligent seat with automatic active climate control .

Clear trends towards more comfort and operator convenience in the automotive sector have been visible for years. These also affect the climatic sitting convenience in car seats which does not only affect the subjective convenience of the driver but also his driving performance and hence the road safety. Intention of the project is to automate the climate control of car seats and to integrate it into the cars interior climate control system.

Duration 01.09.2006 - 28.02.2009, Funded by AiF


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SinAB

Selbststeuerung für intralogistische Anwendungen in der Bekleidungsindustrie

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The project’s aim was to develop reference solutions based the decentralized data management for intralogistics processes within the clothing industry, which include e. g. article stock control or picking processes.

In particular, the project examined, to what extent relevant product data can be stored directly on articles or packages of articles by use of the transponder or RFID technology. A simple but suitable reference solution for selected decentralized data processing applications was implemented as a pilot application.

In this way the project contributed to the implementation of solutions based on autonomous control of logistic processes within a business environment especially of small and medium enterprises.

Duration 01.08.2007 - 31.01.2009, Funded by Stiftung Industrieforschung

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OptiBahn

Optimierung der dynamischen Bahngenauigkeit von hochpräzisen Werkzeugmaschinen beim hochdynamischen Fräsen von Freiformflächen

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Zielsetzung des Projekts ist die signifikante Steigerung der Bearbeitungsgeschwindigkeit beim Mikro-fräsen. Es sollen durch eine Erhöhung der Bahngeschwindigkeiten die Hauptzeiten der Bearbeitung reduziert werden, die mit heutigen Maschinensystemen durch reine Änderung der Antriebe oder Steuerungsparameter nicht erreicht werden können.

Für die optimale Herstellung von Freiformflächen durch Fräsen und speziell durch Mikrofräsen soll im Forschungsvorhaben für den komplexen Fall einer dreiachsigen Werkzeugmaschine die Integration erstmals in allen Maschinenachsen verfolgt werden, um zur Einhaltung der Prozessparameter eine höhere Bahngeschwindigkeit zu ermöglichen.

Dazu werden Messtechnik zur Erfassung der Bahn der Werkzeugmaschine im Raum entwickelt. Mittels iterativer Qualitätsregler wird die Einhaltung der Sollbahn optimiert (OptiBahn).

Duration 01.01.2007 - 31.12.2008, Funded by AiF

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MarLife

Maritimes Life Cycle Management

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The actual challenges of marine industry, which have been identified by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are the improvement of its profitability, the optimisation of the ecological compatibility, the improvement of safety and the integration of the ships as a carrier into international transportation chains. The MarLife project focuses on a distinct improvement of the reliabil-ity and profitability of shipping business as well as on the protection of the environment. The consortium consists of shipping companies, suppliers, service providers and research institutes. During the three years runtime of the project these partners will analyse the life cycle costs of ships, examine specific scenarios of the shipping business and develop a life cycle management concept as well as life cycle management solutions, which are specified to the demands of the users. In the course of the project an integrated life cycle management system is developed which provides specific information to the shipping companies as a basis of decisions and actions to be initiated.

Duration 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2008, Funded by BMBF

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KOLOS

Kostengünstiger Lasersensor für optische Schwingungsmessungen

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Das Projekt KOLOS befasst sich mit der Entwicklung eines kostengünstigen, berührungslosen Sensors für die Messung von lateralen Bauteilbewegungen. Dieses können sowohl Schwingungen als auch aperiodische Objektbewegungen sein, welche dann auftreten, wenn Werkstücke oder Maschinenelemente einer mechanischen oder thermischen Belastung ausgesetzt sind, ferner an rotierenden Objekten wie z.B. Wellen, Zahnrädern und Bohrern. Häufig stellen solche Bauteilbewegungen wesentliche Prozessgrößen dar (Drehzahl von Antrieben, Zustellung bei Bearbeitungsmaschinen und in der Montage), die messtechnisch zu erfassen sind. In vielen Fällen handelt es sich aber um unerwünschte Bewegungen, die zur Emission von Lärm führen können, Werkzeuge überbeanspruchen oder Bearbeitungsmängel wie Rattermarken hervorrufen. Auch das Verzugsverhalten von metallischen und Kunststoffprodukten während und nach einem Form gebenden Prozess ist in diesem Zusammenhang zu nennen.

Trotz der erheblichen Bedeutung, die der Messung von lateralen Bauteilbewegungen zukommt, ist das Angebot an Sensoren insofern lückenhaft, als dass es keine Lösungen gibt, die einerseits berührungslos arbeiten und andererseits hinreichend kostengünstig sind, um eine ständige Integration in die industrielle Fertigung zur Prozessüberwachung zu erlauben. Im Projekt KOLOS soll eine Sensortechnologie entwickelt werden, welche durch niedrige Herstellkosten und durch eine berührungslose Funktionsweise zahlreiche neue Anwendungsfelder eröffnet, insbesondere im Bereich der industriellen Prozessüberwachung und Produktentwicklung.

Duration 01.01.2007 - 31.12.2008, Funded by InnoNet (BMWi)

Logipack

Billing-Modell für den übergreifenden RFID Einsatz innerhalb einer Supply-Chain der Getränkeindustrie

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A new transfer project in collaboration with the beverage industry has been launched at LogDynamics with the objective of exploiting the potential value of RFID technology. The participating industry partners are the packaging company Logipack GmbH, the wholesaler Getränke Nordmann, and the beverage producer and bottler Stralsunder Brauerei.

The local data acquisition along the whole product life cycle is considered an important advantage of RFID technology, accessible to all participants in the supply chain network. The data can be used to generate and realise optimisation potentials in manufacturing and planning as well as in warehouse and transport control. On the other hand, the dissemination and implementation of RFID technology incurs costs, and the people who have to bear these costs are not necessarily the only beneficiaries of the new technology.

Therefore the project objective can be outlined by the question: How should the costs incurred be shared among the beneficiaries in the supply chain? The project results should flow into the Billing Model for RFID technology along the supply chain. The targeted result is: faster dissemination of this innovative solution in order to tap the full optimisation potential with regard to logistics processes.

Duration 01.06.2008 - 30.11.2008, Funded by

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E4

Extended Enterprise management in Enlarged Europe

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The objective of E4 is the development of an innovative integrated engineering environment specifically tailored to the needs of the suppliers operating in a design network which involves companies from all over Europe.

The ambition of E4 STREP is to be the catalyst of current and past R&D multi-disciplinary efforts (organisational, managerial, psychological, socio-economical, technical) to finally apply c-business and extended product paradigms to enlarged EU SMEs, irrespective of the sector they belong to and of their geographical location. The method followed will be a holistic multi-dimensional collaborative approach which is able to encompass all stages of collaboration from cradle-to-grave (initiation, management, operational life and dissolution), all phases of extended products’ development (conception, design, prototyping), all forms of collaboration (ad-hoc, mediated and planned) and all enterprise assets in any type of business network (people, ICT-systems, processes and knowledge assets).

This holistic paradigm requires a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector perspective, in which human skills and competencies, heterogeneous knowledge assets, independent business models and proprietary ICT systems have to become cooperative & concurrent working teams, shared & accessible resources, synchronised & interconnected processes, inter-operable & open enterprise applications.

To obtain all this E4 aims at developing and engineering a platform to support project and process management which integrate the tools and functions required by the networks they belong to in a cost-effective way. It will moreover support a seamless data exchange with the different levels: design constraints, partial BOMs (Bill of Materials) from above; partial drawings, BOMs and project KPI (Key Performance Indicators) from below. The project will rely upon ASP concepts to provide the required resources – tools or services in a Web based mode to be paid on a use basis – and will define or complete appropriate ontology.

Process control and quality will be achieved thanks to a unique project management approach based on a library of micro-processes which drive the steps, specify the required resources – data and a variety of tools (Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering, cost, risk, etc.) and feed into a Product and Collaborative Knowledge Management which will cater for tracing and learning. The progress will be objectively measured using KPIs evaluated by a wizard. .

The project, starting from a basic framework, will develop and integrate services to support program management, KPI management, quality monitoring, knowledge management to leverage past experience.

The innovation will be in the platform concept and underlying business model and in the service oriented architecture, based on Web Services, and in the definition and use of a common ontology to share data and knowledge. A first test case will be implemented in KOGAST and supported by JSI, a second one in Sparky and will be supported by Sofia University, the final test case will be implemented in a cluster of Polish-Ukrainian SMEs in the area of design/production of windows and will be supported by IOS and COGNOVIS.

Duration 01.01.2006 - 31.10.2008, Funded by IST FP6


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MokoStMeNa

Modellierung kohärenter Streulicht-Messprozesse für deterministische Nanostrukturen und stochastische Oberflächendefekte im Mikrometerbereich

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The aim of this project is to specify the analytical correlation between scattering light effects and topographical characteristics of microsystems and nanostructures by the examination of analytical models.

For this purpose, suitable virtual surface patterns and scattered light models as well as evaluation algorithms are developed and combined in order to simulate measuring processes. The research results provide the basis for examining nanostructured microcomponents within a continuous manufacturing process. This means a laminar, contactless and sufficiently fast measurement whith real-time monitoring will be possible.

Duration 01.10.2004 - 30.09.2008, Funded by DFG SPP 1159

Projektlogo Charakterisierung der Feingestalt von Freiformflächen und strukturierten Oberflächen
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SFB/TR4-M1

Charakterisierung der Feingestalt von Freiformflächen und strukturierten Oberflächen

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Microtopography: Characterization

of the surface microtopography

of aspherical and deterministically

structured surfaces

Microtopography measurements enable

the surface characterizations with respect

to their functional properties. The project

uses laser optical measuring principles

based on scattered light and speckle

correlation processes for microtopography

characterization. In contrast to

conventional measuring devices scattered

light techniques are fast and show

in-process capabilities.

Duration 01.07.2004 - 01.07.2008, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

Projektlogo European Collaborative Networked Organizations Leadership Initiative
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ECOLEAD

European Collaborative Networked Organizations Leadership Initiative

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<b><i>Project-no.:</b></i><br>

ECOLEAD (FP6.IP506958)<br>

<br><b><i>Project executing organisation:</b></i><br>

EU IST (Information Society Technology) - Program<br>

<br><b><i>Duration:</b></i><br>

36 Months (01.04.2004 - 30.06.2008)<br>

<br><b><i>Consortium:</b></i><br>

20 permanent partners from 11 countries of the EU, Brazil and Mexiko,<br>

additional experts and corporate associations, supporting the project as consultants and multipliers.<br>

<br><b><i>Vision:</b></i><br>

<i>“In ten years, in response to

fast changing market conditions, most

enterprises and specially the SMEs will be

part of some sustainable collaborative

networks that will act as breeding environments

for the formation of dynamic virtual

organizations.“</i><br>

<br><b><i>Objectives:<br></b></i>

ECOLEAD aims to create

strong foundations and mechanisms

needed to establish the most advanced

collaborative and network-based industrial

society in Europe.

The fundamental assumption in ECOLEAD

is that a substantial impact in materializing

networked collaborative business

ecosystems requires a holistic approach.

The complexity of this research-field and

the various inter-dependencies among

the involved business entities, social

actors, and technologies, substantial

breakthroughs cannot be achieved with

incremental innovation in isolated areas.

On the other hand, project plans must

remain manageable. Thus ECOLEAD

addresses the most fundamental and

inter-related focus areas, which form

the basis for dynamic and sustainable

networked organizations: the VO Breeding

Environments, Dynamic Virtual Organizations

and Professional Virtual Communities.

In addition to these three vertical

focus areas, the holistic approach is reinforced

and sustained on two horizontal

areas: the theoretical foundation for

collaborative networks and the horizontal

ICT infrastructure. The horizontal activities

support and affect all three vertical

focus areas. The theoretical foundation

shall provide the basis for technologyindependent

understanding of the area

and its phenomena. The existence of an

invisible, low-cost ICT infrastructure is a

pre-condition for the establishment of truly

dynamic collaborative networks. ECOLEAD

is expected to impact industrial competitiveness

and societal mechanisms,

by providing means to effectively exploit

opportunities deriving from the deployment

of VOs, and by implementing new

professional work paradigms, capable of

enacting the knowledge-based society

throughout Europe.<br>

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<b><i>Website:</b></i><br>

<a href=\"www.ecolead.org">http://www.ecolead.org\">http://www.ecolead.org</a>

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Duration 01.04.2004 - 30.06.2008, Funded by EU, 6th Framework Programme

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Projektlogo Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning and Order Management System for Eastern European Tool and Die Making Workshops
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ToolEast

Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning and Order Management System for Eastern European Tool and Die Making Workshops

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In order to secure their long term success, tool and die making enterprises have to set the course for

innovative business strategies early in time. One essential strategy of the future is participation in dynamic

business networks. Two major objectives of this strategy are coordination of intra-enterprise order

processing and bringing of core capabilities into a flexible network.

Tool and die making workshops provide critical support for industry by providing and designing customized

mechanical components. It is estimated that within the EU these enterprises, especially the Eastern European,

are mostly organized as SMEs. They do not have the financial and human resources for the implementation

of complex ERP applications from the powerful software suppliers. Furthermore the functionalities of these

standardized applications do not fulfil the specific requirements of the tool and die making industry.

The project Tool-East will provide a cost-efficient ERP application for tool and die making workshops on

the basis of existing open source ERP applications. Within the project the open source application will be

adapted and modified for the specific requirements of this branch. The new adapted and modified ERP

application supports the efficient coordination of intra-enterprise order processing and strengthens

competition and competitiveness of Eastern European SMEs. Primarily, orders management, work planning,

resource allocation and CRM need to be optimised and linked together in a dynamic work environment.

Moreover ERP applications are necessary for the electronic collaboration in dynamic business networks. To

enable industrial cluster to e-collaboration the consisting process and data standards (for example

ROSETTANET, ebXML etc.) will be considered for the Tool-East project.

One main challenge of this project is to use open source technology for the development of an integrated

business application for tool and die making enterprises with high performance regarding availability, safety

and maintainability at the very onset. Further on this will be enriched by enabling coordination between the

different players in this sector. Strengthening the open source initiative in general and particularly in this

field of business opens an enormous potential for SMEs. A successful case study and dissemination platform

in the specific branch addressed in this project paves the way for future initiatives. Since demands for

business software from other branches with specific SME structures are predominantly comparable, results

from this project can be transferred easily, so that a large impact can be assumed.

Duration 01.01.2006 - 30.06.2008, Funded by IST FP6

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SFB-TR4-M3

Prozessketten zur Replikation komplexer Optikkomponenten

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The sub-project M3 within the SFB TR4 intends to improve photothermal methods and to extend the equipment of mathematical tools. The obtained results will support the sub-projects which investigate methods for the mould production, surface coating and replication.

Within the second research period of the SFB TR4, the sub-project M3 focuses on:

     

  1. improving the measuring speed and to extent the spectrum of materials which can be analyzed.
  2. applying photothermal methods near or in processes.
  3. extending the theoretical fundamentals.
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Duration 01.06.2004 - 30.06.2008, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich


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ERA co-ordination in

ERA co-ordination initiative in the field of the Networked Enterprise

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The ERA Coordination Study was launched by DG INFSO, D4: Networked Enterprise & RFID Unit. The Study focuses on the field of Networked Enterprise and targets to (i) facilitate the networking among the EC, national and regional policy makers and key stakeholders and (ii) improve the coordination of the related research policies, programmes & joint activities conducted at European, national and regional level. The Study includes the elaboration of a wide pool of preparatory reports (i.e. Compendiums of Policies, European, National Reports, etc) targeting to contribute to the development of the common knowledge base necessary to support ERA coordination in the field. However,the Study also deploys ERA coordination activities (i.e. consultation, policy workshops) targeting to involve EC, national & regional public authorities and policy makers in discussions and joint actions to improve ERA coordination in the Networked Enterprise field. Through them, the Study aims to create sustainable networking and coordination interfaces and patterns and thus contribute to the realization of ERA in the respective field. The Study covers all the European Union Member States (EU-27) and Turkey.

Duration 01.12.2006 - 30.06.2008, Funded by SMART


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ERA Study

ERA co-ordination initiative in the field of the Networked Enterprise

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The ERA Coordination Study was launched by DG INFSO, D4: Networked Enterprise & RFID Unit. The Study focuses on the field of Networked Enterprise and targets to (i) facilitate the networking among the EC, national and regional policy makers and key stakeholders and (ii) improve the coordination of the related research policies, programmes & joint activities conducted at European, national and regional level. The Study includes the elaboration of a wide pool of preparatory reports (i.e. Compendiums of Policies, European, National Reports, etc) targeting to contribute to the development of the common knowledge base necessary to support ERA coordination in the field. However,the Study also deploys ERA coordination activities (i.e. consultation, policy workshops) targeting to involve EC, national & regional public authorities and policy makers in discussions and joint actions to improve ERA coordination in the Networked Enterprise field. Through them, the Study aims to create sustainable networking and coordination interfaces and patterns and thus contribute to the realization of ERA in the respective field. The Study covers all the European Union Member States (EU-27) and Turkey.

Duration 01.12.2006 - 30.06.2008, Funded by

GoST

Geotechnical Offshore Seabed Characterization Tool (GOST)

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Ziel des Vorhabens ist der Bau und die Entwicklung einer mobilen Meeresbodenge-stützten Messsonde (GOST) zur Erfassung geotechnischer und geophysikalischer Meeresbodeneigenschafen. Das von kleinen bis mittleren Schiffen aus eingesetzte innovative Gerät ermöglicht eine ökonomische technische Erkundung der Unter-grundsfestigkeit bis zu einer Tiefe von 15 in den Meeresboden. Das Gerät be-schleunigt und verbilligt dabei jegliche Art von Baugrunduntersuchungen im Offshore Bereich. Haupteinsatzgebiete liegen bei der Kabel- und Pipelinetrassen- (z.B. zur Anbindung von Offshore Windparks) Erkundung, dem Hafenbau und in der Erdölin-dustrie. Für mehr wissenschaftlich orientierte Einsätze kann GOST mit zusätzlichen Sensoren ausgestattet werden und in Meeresstiefen bis zu 4000 m eingesetzt wer-den.

Duration 01.06.2007 - 31.05.2008, Funded by

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PROMISE

Product Lifecycle Management and Information using Smart Embedded Systems

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PROMISE is an international research project in the IMS program (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) with industry and academia consortia in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. The project concerns the whole information flow from Design, Production, Use-Service-Maintenance or MOL (Middle-of-Life) and Retirement or, as most commonly is called, EOL (End-of-Life).

It will develop appropriate technology, including product lifecycle models, Product Embedded Information Devices with associated firmware and software components and tools for decision-making based on data gathered through a product lifecycle.

This is done to enable and exploit the seamless flow, tracing and updating of information about a product, after its delivery to the customer and up to its final destiny (deregistration, decommissioning) and back to the designer and producer.

The breakthrough contribution of PROMISE, in the long term, is to allow information flow management to go beyond the customer, to close the product lifecycle information loops, and to enable the seamless e-Transformation of Product Lifecycle Information to Knowledge.

The PROMISE objectives will thus contribute to improve global and common knowledge and, consequently, the conscience of all players in a product systems life cycle, towards developing new generations of more sustainable products that will respect human and social needs.

Duration 15.11.2004 - 14.05.2008, Funded by IST-NMP-IMS

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Oszillatoren

Synchronisation der Knoten in Produktions- und Logistiknetzwerken

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Production and logistics networks are characterised by non-linearities due to the coupling of their subsystems. Hence, traditional methods of system and control theory are no longer applicable. Models of such networks will now be analysed with the methods of non-linear dynamics. Especially, the applicability of existing synchronisation theories will be investigated. If necessary, these theories will be extended by new, adapted methods, that allow the synchronsiation of the subsystems in production and logistics networks.

Duration 01.05.2005 - 30.04.2008, Funded by DFG


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OMrEST

Optimierung des Materialflusses bei der roboterbasierten Entnahme von logistischen Stückgütern aus Transportcontainern zur Sicherstellung der Wirtschaftlichkeit des Gesamtsystems

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The ambition of the project is the optimisation of material flow and so the reduction of cycle times through the implementation of robotics for unloading packaged goods (f.e. parcels) out of transport containers. Especially the delivery from transport systems to distribution systems will be viewed exemplarily. Beside

the development of basic strategies, the strategies will be validated in a test-setup.

Duration 01.08.2006 - 31.03.2008, Funded by AiF

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CoreLabs

Co-Creative Living Labs

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The overall objective of the CoreLabs CA is to achieve the coordination of activities towards the estab-lishment of co-creative Living Labs as the foundation of a Common European Innovation System. The activities to be coordinated include the alignment of existing and emerging Living Labs, including those within current and future regional, national and European research initiatives, primarily Integrated Projects. All stakeholder organisations are taken into account, be they public, academic, industrial or SMEs. Actions include the co-ordinated synergic development and networking of these Living Labs initiatives, the establishment of a methods and tools framework for Living Labs and the creation of a common European Roadmap for policies regarding relevant research topics.

Duration 01.03.2006 - 28.02.2008, Funded by IST FP6

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KNN_CBR

Aufbau und Nutzung von Erfahrungswissen mit Hilfe des Fallbasierten Schließens zur Produktionssteuerung mit künstlichen neuronalen Netzen

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In this research project should be analyzed, how expert knowledge about production control with artificial neural networks could be processed and structured, sothat control strategies and, according to, the applicable and adjusted neural networks could be selected and implemented for new production situations. Constitutive on this results a case based reasoning system should be developed to add new practical production cases.

Duration 01.09.2004 - 28.02.2008, Funded by DFG

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PRIME

Providing Real Integration in Multi-disciplinary Environments

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The main objective of the PRIME project is to give business professionals a learning environment where they can experiment with new ideas and learn how to handle the entire life cycle of products and processes for all stakeholders of the organization. PRIME proposes to achieve this by enhancing current work environments with a new paradigm based on serious gaming. This will provide the means for learning by experience within a virtual environment that is safe and foments risk taking without detrimental impact on the business. The experience garnered is based on strategic management, including multi-stakeholder negotiation and business connectivity.

Duration 01.09.2005 - 31.01.2008, Funded by IST FP6

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e-Logistics

e-Logistics Studie

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Ziel der eLogistics Studie ist die Definition und Ermittlung logistischer Kennzahlen von Unternehmen im geographischen Raum Bremen/Bremerhaven zur Beschreibung der Bremer eLogistics Branche. Es sollen die Auswirkungen von eLogistics und die potentiellen Nutzenfaktoren in Logistikunternehmen abgeleitet werden. Der Fokus der Studie liegt auf Unternehmen, die eLogistics Dienstleistungen bzw. dafür notwendige Logistiksysteme anbieten.

Im ersten Teil der Studie wird auf Basis bestehender Definitionen der Begrifflichkeit „eLogistics“ ein gemeinsames Verständnis geschaffen. Gegebenenfalls werden die existierenden Definitionen um eine eigene erweitert. Darüber hinaus werden zugeordnete Funktionen und Prozesse der eLogistic dargestellt. Anschließend wird im zweiten Teil eine Beschreibung der Bremer eLogistics Branche auf Basis einer Datenerhebung vorgenommen. Die Daten werden unter Einsatz statistischer Analysemethoden untersucht, zuvor definierte Kennzahlen ermittelt und dargestellt.

Duration 01.08.2007 - 15.01.2008, Funded by BIG Bremen

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SFB 570

Teilprojekt B3: Messtechnik zur In-Prozess Verzugserfassung in der Wärmebehandlung

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Das Teilprojekt dient der messtechnischen Begleitung der Teilprojekte zur Wärmebehandlung. Die zu bearbeitenden wissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen leiten sich aus den konkreten messtechnischen Erfordernissen der Verzugsmessung während der Wärmebehandlung ab. Neben diesen Anforderungen werden besonders auch die Erfordernisse aus der Regelung von Wärmebehandlungsprozessen (Teilprojekt B6) bei der Realisierung von messtechnischen Verfahren berücksichtigt.

Im Mittelpunkt der im Rahmen dieses Projektes durchzuführenden Untersuchungen stehen die Erfassung von Maß- und Formabweichungen (Geometriemessung), die Rekonstruktion von Temperaturverläufen aus punktuellen und flächigen Temperaturmessungen sowie die Charakterisierung des Benetzungszustands beim Abschrecken in Flüssigkeiten.

Duration 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2007, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

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SFB 570, B7

Teilprojekt B7: Mechatronisches Bearbeitungssystem zur Verzugsbeherrschung durch dynamische Beeinflussung von Zerspanungsparametern

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Bei der spanenden Bearbeitung treten aufgrund der anfangs unregelmäßigen Werkstückgeometrie und aufgrund der Spannsituation Schnittbedingungen auf, die über dem Werkstückumfang variieren. Daraus ergeben sich entsprechende Variationen der Randschichtbeeinflussungen durch das thermisch-mechanische Belastungskollektiv, welche zu lokal verschiedenen Randzoneneigenschaften des bearbeiteten Werkstücks, wie z.B. der Eigenspannungsverteilung, führen.

Ziel des Teilprojekts ist die Kompensation der unterschiedlichen Schnittbedingungen durch eine gezielte dynamische Beeinflussung der Zustellung des Werkzeugs, um eine optimale Werkstückgeometrie nach dem Ausspannen des Werkstücks zu erhalten. Hierzu wird eine In-Prozess-Messtechnik entwickelt und aufgebaut, welche die Werkstückgeometrie während der Bearbeitung ermittelt. Das Werkzeug wird aus seiner bisher starren Position auf einen Hochgeschwindigkeits-Positioniertisch gebracht, mit dem sich schnell variierende Zustellungen innerhalb einer Werkstückrotation realisieren lassen. Die erforderliche Zustellung des Tisches wird über einen zu erstellenden Regelkreis ermittelt, der die von der Messtechnik gelieferten Daten mit den Führungsgrößen vergleicht und in Stellgrößen für den Positioniertisch umsetzt.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2007, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich


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V-Logistik

Zukünftige Forschungsschwerpunktthemen „Logistik im produzierenden Gewerbe“

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Im Rahmen des Verbundprojekts „Zukünftige Forschungsschwerpunktthemen - Logistik im produzierenden Gewerbe“ werden Themenfelder einer anwendungsorientierten und produktionsnahen Logistikforschung identifiziert, denen eine hohe Relevanz und Perspektive beigemessen wird.

Diese Themenfelder dienen dem Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) als Grundlage für die Erarbeitung zukünftiger Forschungsprogramme.

Zur Durchführung des Projekts hat sich ein Konsortium bestehend aus dem Bremer Institut für Betriebs-technik und angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft (BIBA) unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, dem Bereich Logistik an der Technischen Universität Berlin und dem Lehrstuhl für Förder- und Lagerwesen (FLW) an der Universität Dortmund formiert.

Duration 01.05.2007 - 31.12.2007, Funded by BMBF / PTKA-PFT

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SFB637-A1

Prozessorientierte Basisstudien zur Selbststeuerung

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Permanent changes in market conditions, especially those concerning customers’ behaviour and supplier relationships, require constant adaptation of the companies’ technical and organizational structures. By establishing autonomous logistics processes, companies are able to identify these influences at an early stage and immediately take appropriate measures. Fundamental questions concerning autonomy in logistics processes will be answered by this subproject. Among a catalogue of criteria to describe specific characteristics of autonomous logistics processes, modelling guidelines and an evaluation system of these processes will be developed.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2007, Funded by


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SFB637-A5

Modellierung und Analyse der Dynamik selbststeuernder logistischer Prozesse

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n this subproject of the CRC 637 the foundation for modelling autonomous logistic processes is to be created. The main focus lies on the dynamic behaviour of transportation networks that emerge from local decentralized autonomy of cargo and transit equipments. Basis for this sub-project are autonomous processes of biological systems, e.g. insect colonies. Such processes will be integrated in existing models of transportation networks. This comprises qualitative models in economics as well as equation based models from mathematical system theory.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2007, Funded by

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SFB637-B1

Reaktive Planung und Steuerung zur Unterstützung selbststeuernd manövrierender Objekte in multimodalen Transportprozessen

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Die zukünftig weiter steigenden Anforderungen an den Güter- und Warenverkehr in dynamischen Umgebungen erfordern neuartige Konzepte und Methoden zur Abwicklung von Transportprozessen in multimodalen Logistiknetzwerken. Im Projekt wird erforscht, wie der multimodale Gütertransport durch neuartige Verfahren unterstützt werden kann, die das selbststeuernde Routing von Stückgütern durch ein sich dynamisch veränderndes Transportangebot unter einer unsicheren Wissensbasis ermöglichen. Dazu werden gezielt Methoden der reaktiven Planung, die hier sowohl reaktive als auch proaktive Komponenten umfassen soll, weiterentwickelt und mit geeigneten Routing-Verfahren gekoppelt. Ziel ist ein System zum reaktiven Routing von Stückgut mit direkter Orientierung auf das Transportgut unter Nutzung unterschiedlicher Transportmittel.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2007, Funded by

Paketroboter

Entwicklung eines Robotersystems für die automatische Entladung von Wechselcontainern

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Die Bedingungen, unter denen ein Unternehmen sich auf seinen Märkten bewähren und behaupten muss, haben sich noch nie so nachhaltig und in so vielen Dimensionen gleichzeitig verändert, wie es in den vergangenen Jahren der Fall gewesen war. Nur durch die Automatisierung eines Großteils der Produktion konnte die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Unternehmen im Hinblick auf Flexibilität und Effizienz der Produktion und Logistik sichergestellt werden. Die Handhabungstechnik und die Roboter als die universellsten Geräte zur Handhabung spielten hierbei eine zentrale Rolle. Im Gegensatz zu dem bisherigen Einsatz moderner Robotertechnologie in der Produktion, in dem es vorrangig um die Optimierung bestimmter Fertigungsverfahren z. B. Schweißtechnik in der Automobilbranche ging, wird es zukünftig um den Einsatz von innovativer Handhabungstechnik in weitgreifenden Bereichen zur Rationalisierung vieler Arten von logistischen Prozessen gehen. Die Motivation liegt neben dem hohen Kostendruck im Wettbewerb der Dienstleister, in der Notwendigkeit bestimmte Arbeitsplätze mit hoher Wiederholfrequenz durch Automatisierung zu humanisieren.

Am BIBA wurde ein System entwickelt, das an diese Problemstellung adressiert. Konkret wurde im Projekt ein Robotersystem, bestehend aus Roboter, Sensorik (3D- Bilderfassung), und Aktorik (Greifertechnologie) zur automatischen Handhabung von logistischen Gütern (Pakete) entwickelt.

Duration 01.02.2004 - 30.11.2007, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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FastRamp-Up

Änderungsmanagement im FAST Ramp-Up: Effizienz- und Effektivitätssteigerungen im Management technischer Produktänderungen am Standort Bremen

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Because of shortened product life cycles automobile manufacturers are forced to minimise their product development time and the time-to-market of innovative products. Beside a perfected ramp-up management especially an efficient product change management for the ramp-up phase is of significant importance. The aim of the project "Product Change Management during the FAST Ramp-Up" is to develop methods for the acceleration as well as the systematic transaction of product change management processes. During the project an appropriate knowledge management system for a forward displacement of product changes in cooperation with an automobile manufacturer will be developed. After an improvement of internal product change processes of the automobile manufacturer an optimisation of its external product change management processes within the development network between manufacturer and supplier will be done.

Duration 01.12.2004 - 30.11.2007, Funded by Land Bremen

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VEGNET

Enhancing Vegetable Supply Chain Management with Internet Technologies

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The overall aim is to transfer know-how and develop links between Europe and China by introducing the concept of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the use of Internet technologies to support SCM in Chinese Agribusiness.

Duration 08.11.2004 - 07.11.2007, Funded by ASI@ITC

SCM

Die Anwendung von Lernlaboren für die Bestandskontrolle in Produktionsnetzwerken: Eine Versuchsplanung mit dem Planspiel Supply Net Game

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The study investigates how learning processes could affect the quality of schedulers´ decisions in respect to inventory control in a logistic and production network. The aim is to address order and inventory oscillations in distributed production systems. This problem known as the Bullwhip or Forrester Effect in a supply chain is thought to gain in intensity with the globalization of the economy and the highly-paced technological advances causing market instability and boom & bust cycles. The approach of learning processes is grounded in the theories of systems thinking and learning organization. A long-term strategy of learning, for the manufacturers of the production net is proposed to solve locally as well as globally large order and inventory swings. The mechanism of learning transfer to the manufacturers of the production network is achieved by the repeated and combined use of the mental model elicitation method and the supply net game, which is a gaming environment developed under the scope of this study. The controlled experiment measures learning by the subjects’ responses on the questionnaire, total inventory costs achieved by the team on the supply net game and the ability to transfer knowledge from the supply net game to another gaming environment.

Duration 01.10.2004 - 01.10.2007, Funded by


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Conti

Distributionskonzept Trade Europa

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The project „Trade Europe“ developed a European-wide distribution concept for storable drive belts manufactured from the Continental ContiTech – ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH (ContiTech Power Transmission Group). The main question was, how many storing location(s) should be installed in Europe and where. In parallel, a stockpiling strategy was developed in order to determine the products and variants which should be stored in these storing locations.

The main result of the project is a generic calculation model for storage and transport costs of given or hypotehtic distribution centers, which can be calculated and compared based on rela life order and delivery data.

Duration 01.01.2007 - 30.09.2007, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

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BoSS

Berührungsloser optischer Streulicht Sensor zur In-Prozess Beobachtung und Kontrolle

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Das Gesamtziel des Verbundvorhabens unterteilt sich in zwei Teilziele. Es ist einerseits beabsichtigt, die Wettbewerbssituation der Firma SULZER Euroflamm Germany GmbH durch die Verbesserung der Automatisierung des Beschichtungsvorganges zu stärken und andererseits auch die Umwelt-Ressourcen durch das Vermeiden unnötiger Prozesszeiten und die optimale Nutzung der eingesetzten Ressourcen zu schonen.

In Kooperation mit dem Fachgebiet MSR der Universität Bremen wird ein berührungsloser optischer Streulichtsensor zur Überwachung des Strahlprozesses entwickelt und realisiert. Aus wissenschaftlich-technischer Sicht stellt die Anpassung von Messprinzipien aus dem Labor in den Bereich der industriellen Anwendung hohe Anforderungen an die verwendeten Materialien und die Betriebssicherheit.

Duration 01.01.2006 - 31.08.2007, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm

Kaffeerob

Automatische roboterbasierte Entladung von Sackgut aus Containern

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Ziel des Vorhabens war die Überprüfung der Machbarkeit eines roboterbasierten Verfahrens zur automatischen Handhabung von Sackgut aus Containern. Dabei wurde als Anwendungsfall die Entladung von Kaffeesäcken betrachtet. Neben der Entwicklung grundlegender Verfahren für die Greiftechnik und die Objekterkennung wurde ein prototypischer Versuchsaufbau installiert.

Duration 01.10.2006 - 31.07.2007, Funded by

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CONCLORE

Controlled Closed Loop Recycling for Life-Cycle Optimised Industrial Production (CONCLORE)

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The European Project CONCLORE will define an advanced recycling model called the Controlled Closed Loop Recycling (CCLR). A 100% recyclable single-component multilayered sandwich structure and an advanced RFID supported dismantling and sorting process will enable for cost-effective material recovery and remanufacturing of automotive polymer parts, integrating Reverse and Forward Supply Chain Management (SCM) into a Sustainable Supply Management (SSM).

Duration 01.01.2005 - 30.06.2007, Funded by EU, 6th Framework Programme

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Hanserob

Hanserob

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Main focuses of the project are transfer of technology, further development and piloting for the scheduled introduction to the market of the Parcel Robot. The target is, to advance the consisting prototype of the Parcel Robot in a first phase, so that a widespread piloting under real conditions can be realised. For this purpose a complete transfer of technology from BIBA to the ThyssenKrupp Krause group is essential. By targeted appropriate puplic activities and media communication the intention should be displayed as an example for transfer projecting in Bremen.

Duration 01.11.2006 - 31.05.2007, Funded by BIG Bremen

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PHORA

PHORA - Photothermische Randzonendiagnostik zur automatisierten Prüfung von Bauteilen komplexer Geometrie

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Das Kernziel des Projektes besteht im Aufbau eines hochflexiblen photothermischen Sensors und seiner Erprobung an Produkten der Medizin- und der industriellen Technik. Vorgesehen sind die Bestimmung von Einhärtetiefen, die Detektion von thermischen Schädigungen (z.B. Schleifbrand) an Wälzlagern und Lagerkomponenten, sowie die Bestimmung der Porosität und die Messung von Schichtdicken in medizinischen Bauteilen (Implantate, Dentaltechnik usw.).

Duration 01.10.2003 - 31.03.2007, Funded by BMBF


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LogMan

Logistik Management unter Einbeziehung von Funk-Technologien, speziell RFID

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The research topic of this project is the development of a test design for identification – and real time localisation systems for the “Single Aisle Moving Line Hall 8” at the Airbus Deutschland GmbH plant Hamburg. The objectives are to discover innovative solutions for track ‘n’ trace and identification of single aisle bodies in the assembly line. A software prototype will show the actual position of the bodies in the moving line.

Duration 01.10.2006 - 31.03.2007, Funded by Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Standort Bremen

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IST-Bonus

Supporting Research Excellence in ICT for Business

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IST-BONUS is an IST-FP6 Specific Support Action targeting to support organisations from the NMS & ACCs to upgrade their participation to the IST Priority (under FP6 and FP7) in respect to two broad IST areas: e-business and e-work technologies and their related state-of-the-art applications.

Duration 01.03.2005 - 01.03.2007, Funded by IST FP6

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RAsant

Reaktionsschnelle Auftragsabwicklung der Wartung, Reparatur und Überholung komplexer Investitionsgüter in vernetzten Prozessen

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Subject of the project is the order processing within cooperating companies that execute maintenance processes on high-quality and capital-intensive goods. In practice, maintenance processes are known as MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) processes.

Lasting and multilayered customer supplier relations consist in the after-purchase phase of a product within MRO-processes.

Those are indicated by the demand for idel times and a high planning ability of the maintenance of capital-intensive goods.

The project aims are divided into three partial aims:

     

  1. Developing a model based on a product structure model of capital-intensive goods to ascertain the order probabilities of components´ complex aggregates.

    The reactive planning’s unsafe influence factors (e.g. failure rate, strain etc.) and methods are taken in consideration.

  2. Integrating a model for the ascertainment of the order probabilities (cf. partial aim 1) into the load-oriented order release (LOOR).

    First time a method to handle fast-reacting and probability-reactive order processing of capital-intensive goods for MRO-networks will be developed.

  3. Implementation of fast-reacting and probability-reactive order management method (cf. partial aim 2) into useable software (demonstrator program).
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Duration 01.02.2005 - 31.01.2007, Funded by

Glauphon

Berührungslose Messung des Augeninnendrucks durch akustische Anregung

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Das Projekt befasst sich mit einem neuen Verfahren zur Augeninnendruckmessung. Eine präzise Augeninnendruckmessung ist in der Diagnose und Therapiekontrolle verschiedener Augenerkrankungen, insbesondere beim Glaukom („grüner Star“), von zentraler Bedeu¬tung. Das Glaukom ist eine der häufigsten schwerwiegenden Augenerkrankungen. Es bleibt wegen anfangs fehlender Symptome in ca. 50% der manifesten Fälle unentdeckt, auch in medizinisch hochentwickelten Ländern wie z.B. Europa und USA. Das Glaukom führt im fortgeschrittenen Stadium zur irreversiblen Erblindung und ist weltweit eine der 3 häufigsten Erblindungsursachen. Hauptrisikofaktor der für das Glaukom typischen Schädigung des Sehnervs ist ein individuell zu hoher Augeninnendruck. Deshalb ist die Entwicklung neuer Messverfahren zur Augeninnendruckmessung ein vorrangiges wissenschaftliches Anliegen. Die am Markt verfügbaren Tonometer sind mit einer Reihe von Nachteilen behaftet, deshalb stellt die Entwicklung neuer Messverfahren zur Augeninnendruckmessung ein vorrangiges wissenschaftliches Anliegen dar.

Im Rahmen dieses Vorhabens sollen Eignung und Genauigkeit eines innovativen Verfahrens zur berührungslosen Augeninnendruckmessung durch akustische Anregung (Resonanz-Tonometer) untersucht werden. Ziel der Entwicklung ist es, aus den Schwingungs¬eigenschaften des Auges den gesuchten Augeninnendruck zu bestimmen. Es gibt bereits einige Ansätze, jedoch scheiterten die meisten Versuche einer Umsetzung dieses Messprinzips in ein marktreifes Produkt vor allem daran, dass einerseits auf akustischem Wege nicht ausreichend Energie in das System eingebracht werden konnte und andererseits die aufwendige Sensorik mit umständlichen Kalibrierungen verbunden war.

In dem nachfolgend vorgestellten Projekt spielt die digitale Signalverarbeitung eine Schlüsselrolle. Die Kernidee besteht darin, die Augenoberfläche schonend durch optimierte Signale zum Schwingen anzuregen. Der Einsatz von Maximum-Length-Sequences (MLS) und Chirp-Signalen erlaubt eine schnelle Auswertung bei geringem Energieeintrag. Die Reaktion der Augenoberfläche wird durch einen geeigneten Messaufbau erfasst. Das Auflösungsvermögen entsprechender Sensoren hat sich in den letzten Jahren sehr schnell weiterentwickelt. Durch moderne Methoden wie digitale adaptive Filter und Korrelationstechniken soll ein effizienter Ansatz ermittelt werden. Das entsprechende Know-how ist im Konsortium vorhanden.

Die geplanten Arbeitsschritte beinhalten Modellbildung, praxisnahe Laboraufbauten, Systemanregung, Algorithmen zur Auswertung der Systemantwort sowie In-vitro und In-vivo Tests. Dieses Vorhaben führt zur Entwicklung eines Prototypen und soll diesem Messprinzip zum Durchbruch verhelfen.

Veröffentlichungen und Patente zu diesem Thema sowie eigene Vorarbeiten sprechen für das Potenzial dieser Projektidee. Die Kombination des Messprinzips mit verifizierten Modellvorstellungen des Auges und einer intelligenten Systemanregung lassen ein innovatives Messgerät mit ausreichender Genauigkeit für Screening und Selbsttonometrie erwarten. Weiterhin weist die berührungslose Augeninnendruckmessung erhebliche medizinische Vorteile auf und verspricht daher einen großen Absatzmarkt.

Duration 01.07.2005 - 31.12.2006, Funded by

Projektlogo European Virtual Institute of Geometry Measurement
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EVIGeM

European Virtual Institute of Geometry Measurement

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The European Virtual Institute of Geometry Measurement consists of a linked group of european partners, committed to assists and help members and any external customer on all kind of problems concerning geometry measurements. EVIGeM will join the interests of clients, requesting metrology expertise and instrumentation with the providers, offering these technologies.

The main goal of EVIGeM is to recover, keep and advance Europe’s position in geometry measurements, comprising instrumentation (hardware, software), scientific knowledge and methodology.

Duration 01.07.2002 - 31.12.2006, Funded by Growth,Growth Activity 7.2:

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KB 2.0

KnowledgeBoard 2.0 - The European Knowledge and Capabilities Management Working Space

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The goals for KnowledgeBoard 2.0 are to activate and facilitate the European KM community, to further develop it by covering all schools of thought in KM, to extend it to those European regions less well represented today, as well as to other global regions, and to turn the existing KnowledgeBoard into a model and reference for virtual networks offering customised services, collaboration spaces, and a support infrastructure to European research projects, industrial players and other interested parties.

Duration 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2006, Funded by IST FP6

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Projektlogo Universelle Plattform zur Planung, Programmierung, Steuerung und Auswertung von Geometrieprüfungen
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UP-Prosa

Universelle Plattform zur Planung, Programmierung, Steuerung und Auswertung von Geometrieprüfungen

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Duration 01.07.2003 - 31.12.2006, Funded by BMWA


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ProLadung

Prozessmanagement für Ladungsträger und Produkte mittels Transpondertechnologie

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The automotive industry is characterised by a high degree of automation of the logistics systems and use of integrated control concepts. Therefore reliable supply of components is highly important for an undisturbed production.

The project aims to exploit new technologic potentials to improve improve logistic processes at different steps of the value chain of both an OEM as well as a 1st tier supplier by exploiting the potentials of the RFID technology.

An RFID infrastructure was created for automatic identification and data compilation of supply parts during manufacturing, shipping, stock receipt, buffering and assembly as well as their carriers and loading equipment.

These logistic objects have been modelled and implemented within an agent-based software system, which processes the data compiled by the RFID systems components in order to improve process control.

To exploit the potentials of technology existing process flows were analysed and adapted. The results were validated by simulation studies.

Following detailed process simulation studies, the solution was implemented as a demonstrator in collaboration with the Bremen plant of DaimlerChrysler and the Bremen plant of its supplier Lear Corporation GmbH & Co KG. The solution is currently being live-tested and improved.

Following detailed simulation studies, the solution was implemented as a demonstrator at Daimler's Bremen factory to improve supply of car seating systems.

Duration 01.09.2005 - 31.12.2006, Funded by Land Bremen

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RTI-Track

Tracking und Tracing von Ladungsträgern (Returnable Transport Items) in der Automobilindustrie mittels Transpondertechnologie

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The intention of this project funded by Daimler Chrysler AG was to ensure the supply process and gain further transparency within the automotive supply chain. To achieve this, the LogDynamics Lab at BIBA conducted a series of tests concerning the identification of metal transport items and plastic boxes containing metal on forklifts and trucks. An RFID gate equipped with six different UHF readers was built and tested. The identification of returnable metal transport items on forklifts with specialized transponders attached showed very good results, whereas plastic boxes containing metal equipped with RFID smart labels did not show the needed read rates.

Duration 03.03.2006 - 31.12.2006, Funded by Daimler Chrysler

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SPIKO

Spielend unternehmensübergreifende Kooperationen erleben

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Ziel ist die Konzipierung und Realisierung einer auf einem Simulationsspiel aufbauenden Vorgehensweise zur partizipativen, evolutionären Entwicklung aufgabenangemessener Organisations- und Kooperationsstrukturen in virtuellen Unternehmen und vergleichbaren Unternehmensstrukturen wie Projektkonsortien, Netzwerken etc. Kern der Vorgehensweise sind Entwicklung und Einsatz eines Systems, das eine spielorientierte Simulation im Vorfeld fallspezifisch modifizierter Kooperationsbezüge gestattet und den Systemnutzern sowohl ein Erleben des eigenen Verhaltens als auch des Gesamtverhaltens innerhalb der unternehmerischen Kooperationsumgebung ermöglicht.

Duration 01.12.2003 - 31.10.2006, Funded by BMBF,DLR

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Projektlogo Collaborative Technologies and Environments Enhancing the Seamless Creativity Process, Leveraging the Full European Potential
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BrainBridges

Collaborative Technologies and Environments Enhancing the Seamless Creativity Process, Leveraging the Full European Potential

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BrainBridges successfully established the foundation of a coordinated strategic European research programme in the area of Collaborative Working Environments (CWE) and enabling technologies. CWE unlocks the potential job creation, productivity, creativity and innovation potential of multi-cultural Europe, and will be a major factor in strengthening and maintaining the Union’s future competitiveness in the global marketplace. It is therefore imperative to fully leverage its potential and establish an optimal European research fabric to accelerate CWE development. By uniting a critical mass of key regional and national funding organisations, research and industry players, including a significant amount from New Member States, BrainBridges proved its ability to develop a truly pan-european ERA pilot for CWE.

Duration 15.02.2005 - 15.10.2006, Funded by IST FP6

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Auto-RTM

Automatische Fertigung mittels RTM-Verfahren

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In cooperation with Delmia GmbH a manufacturing concept of automated manufacturing for CFRP structures using the RTM (Resin-Transfer-Molding) process was developed. The main task of BIBA was the simulation of the manufacturing processes and the configuration of material handling solutions. For this reason a detailed material flow was modelled and a suitable Layout for production was elaborated.

Duration 01.12.2003 - 30.09.2006, Funded by Land Niedersachsen

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SMART FOUNDRY

KNOWLEDGE-BASED MANUFACTURING STRATEGY AND METHODS FOR FOUNDRIES

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The Smart Foundry project aims at supporting the planning, design and manufacturing of moulds and dies for metal casting applications through information technology.

Duration 01.03.2004 - 31.08.2006, Funded by Collective Research

HYDROLock

Elektrische Ansteuerung und Überwachung von Schachtabdeckungen

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Duration 19.10.2004 - 30.06.2006, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung


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Airbus ULD

RFID Einsatz in der Luftfracht

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Airbus Germany GmbH Bremen planed the application of radio frequency identification (RFID) for cargo loading systems. Therefore it was essential to analyse how this technology behaves in an aircraft-specific surrounding at typical charge carriers (so-called Unit Load Devices) and how to integrate into the air freight cargo system. The major task was to apply RFID on these ULDs (container, pallet) and to test their suitability within the cargo loading system of an aircraft. The tests took place at the airbus cargo centre and BIBA, so that a realistic aircraft environment was ensured and loading and unloading processes of a cargo plane was simulated.

Duration 15.08.2005 - 30.06.2006, Funded by Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Standort Bremen

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EmPoR

Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Potentiale von RFID in der Logistik kleiner und mittlerer Industrieunternehmen

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The global competition forces particularly small- and medium- sized enterprises to constantly innovate and rationalise. A new and innovative approach is the use of the radio frequency identification technology (RFID) for the optimization of in-plant processes. The presented project contents on the one hand a study over the status Quo, the increase in value as well as existing obstacles with the application of RFID. Beyond that a catalogue of requirement for the successful application of the technology within the ranges of storage and production logistics is developed, which shall be used globally. This form of decision support is supplemented by an economy alculation, which does a comparison with existing ident systems (e.g. bar code).

Duration 01.06.2005 - 31.05.2006, Funded by Stiftung Industrieforschung

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NLD_SCM

Modellierung und Analyse von Produktions- und Logistiknetzwerken mit Methoden der Nichtlinearen Dynamik

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Networks of production and logistics are characterised by increasing dynamical and structural complexity. This makes the control of the flow of goods and material more and more difficult. Therefore a qualitative understanding of the dynamics of such networks is needed. In this project this problem is approached from the point of view of nonlinear dynamics, which allows the comprehension of complex dynamical systems.

Objects of this project are the analysis of the dynamics of a network of production and logistics and the development of a model that can be analysed using methods of nonlinear dynamics. The long term goal is the derivation of strategies and methods for the management of complex distributed networks of production and logistics from the results of these analyses.

Duration 01.06.2003 - 31.05.2006, Funded by Volkswagen Stiftung


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FasTEr

Fahrzeugsteuerung durch mobile Transponder-Erkennung

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Subject of this R&D-project between E.H.Harms Automobile-Logistics and the Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science, BIBA, (Division IPS: Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems) is the development of a decentralised vehicle control method in logistic networks using RFID technology.

In this project, the vehicles are fitted with a passive read/write transponder. The relevant vehicle data are stored on each transponder with a mobile data entry (MDE). The RFID-tags on terminal gates and gateways of technical treatment stations are identified by built-in antenna/reader. Each handling employee is provided with a Hybrid-MDE, that combines the functions such as locating and transponder reading.

The main objective of this project is the improvement of relevant business processes, and here particularily vehicle identification, locating and control. The methods, hard- and software components developed in the context of this project will be tested at the Auto-Terminal E.H.H. AUTOTEC GmbH & Co. KG in Bremerhaven and will finally be evaluated in the form of a proof of concept.

Duration 01.12.2004 - 30.04.2006, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm,Bremen in t.i.m.e.


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REMARCC

Network of Regional Martime Comptence Centres

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REMARCC – the Network of Regional Maritime Competence Centres has been started in Bremen, Germany in 2002 and has a project life of 38 months. The aim of the project which is funded within the INTERREG IIIB programme of the European Commission is the promotion of short sea shipping and inland waterway as main components of intermodal transport, and its contribution towards the future development of the North Sea Region. Higher efficiency of transport corridors and networks in the North Sea Region, strengthening of sea ports and ports position in intermodal transport and logistic chains, better integration and use of information- and communication technologies as well as improved interaction and communication between actors in the transport and logistic sector and decision makers are aimed to be achieved. Therefore the project focuses on the following three domains and the development of regional strategies for: - logistic competence

     

  • logistic optimisation and
  • logistic marketing.
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Duration 30.09.2002 - 30.11.2005, Funded by INTERREG IIIB


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AutoFakt

Automatische Fakturierung von Leistungen in der Fahrzeuglogistik

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The main objective of this project was the improvement of process reliability regarding measuring and billing of work performed in the logistics network of E.H.Harms Automobile-Logistics. The project was in particular focussed on the automation of billing processes by using IT systems based on innovative information and communication technologies.

Duration 01.06.2005 - 31.10.2005, Funded by E. H. Harms GmbH & Co. KG Automobile-Logistics

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ARICON

Standardised Assessment of Readiness and Interoperability for Cooperation in New Product Development in Virtual Organisations

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The whole domain of New Product Development (NPD) is going through a paradigm shift. This is primarily due to the emergence of the so called digital and knowledge economy. Companies’ NPD practices are increasingly being digitised – from CAD, 3D models, digital mock-ups, and virtual prototypes through to product data management. Further, many major OEMs and their supply chain trading partners are required to enter into different alliances during the course of the NPD process in order to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness in the global markets. Thus the challenge is to extend digital NPD to the Virtual Enterprise (VE) context. Reduced time-to-market, reduced costs as well as improved quality, reliability and manufacturing responsiveness are some of the key success factors. Organisations also have to be lean, agile as well as responsive to the changing needs of their customers. To secure competitive advantage many firms are now forming Virtual Enterprises for design and development of new products.

Duration 01.11.2002 - 30.10.2005, Funded by Growth

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NET-S

Netzwerk Schiffstechnik 2010 (Struktur, Organisation, Information)

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The main purpose of the NET-S project is to analyze the organization of corporate consortia in the shipbuilding industry. Based on this analysis new models and concepts for product data exchange and companies? co-operation support are defined. The NET-S consortium consisting of shipyards, module suppliers and research institutes will in a first step analyze and document the current processes of co-operative shipbuilding projects. In a second step new models an IT solutions to improve the co-operation between shipyards (among themselves) and suppliers are created.

As one final result of this project a software tool is developed, which allows to integrate existing software applications and helps to establish and organize co-operations of companies in the shipbuilding industry.

Duration 01.10.2002 - 30.09.2005, Funded by BMBF

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Projektlogo Optimierte Verpackungslogistik in der Kreislaufwirtschaft
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OPAK

Optimierte Verpackungslogistik in der Kreislaufwirtschaft

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OPAK (OPtimized PAcKing logistics in the life cycle economy) is a project with a focus on the optimisation of the redistribution of plastic materials for recycling processes. With the RFID-system technology and the optimisation of available technological infrastructures, it’s planned to improve the logistic process units of those materials. OPAK is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.

Duration 01.09.2003 - 30.09.2005, Funded by BMBF


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REALISE

Regional Action for Logistical Integration of Shipping across Europe.

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REALISE is a three year Thematic Network. The overall objective of REALISE – taking account of what has already been achieved by EU and national activities and projects – is to develop technological strategies, methodologies, and tools for the European business community and decision-makers in order to encourage the use of short sea shipping. These efforts will focus on the carriage of unitised cargo.

The project is to assist European business actors and policy-makers to secure the key maritime transport objective of the European Commission White Paper on ‘A European Transport Policy’. This is to achieve a substantial modal shift of incremental freight from road to sea and a development of intermodality during the next decade. REALISE sets out to provide these methodologies and tools in the context of the development of short sea shipping via its integration in the complete logistics supply chain.

In the context of the above mentioned objectives the work programme of REALISE is focussed on three integrative studies: Statistics, Environmental impact, Multi-modal pricing and cost structures.

REALISE, in the service of this overall aim, will pre-figure the establishment of a Virtual European Research Area/Platform covering all aspects of short sea shipping.

Duration 01.10.2002 - 30.09.2005, Funded by Growth

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EFRB

Mobile elektrische Energieversorgung für Fahrzeuge mit großer Reichweite und hoher Beschleunigung

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ELECTRIC STORAGE SYSTEM FOR GREAT

MILEAGE AND HIGH ACCELERATION

Duration 01.01.2000 - 30.06.2005, Funded by Leitprojekt BMWi

MOMENT

The Mobile Extended Manufacturing Enterprise

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Globalisation has brought about significant increases in the number of manufacturing locations and the number of market segments. In order to gain contracts, European supplier manufacturing companies must be able to establish plants close to the sites of global Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs). The ability of efficient delivery is a must, both at different locations in Europe, but also anywhere in the world where the OEM is situated. OEMs are seeking global first tier suppliers that are able to co-develop components for global product platforms, and fulfil requirements for just in time deliveries and continuous cost reductions. Today, both development and operations of Extended Manufacturing Enterprises suffer from insufficient co-operation within the manufacturing company as well as from inefficient collaboration with customers and suppliers due to the fact that: processes, information, standards and tools from earlier projects are not sufficiently available for local decision makers; inefficient information and communication management causes poor collaboration and additional loops of adjustments and; operational control in the value chain is based on forecasts and assumptions rather than real time information and facts.

The objectives of the project were 1) To develop a conceptual framework for the Mobile Extended Manufacturing Enterprises (MoMENT), i.e. mobile in the sense that processes and knowledge in existing Extended Enterprises can be rapidly transferred and implemented at new locations. 2) To develop an approach for the utilisation of performance indicators in Extended Enterprise environments. 3) To develop an operations model that enables standardised and high performance processes that are replicable and transferable. 4) To develop a software toolkit supporting strategic decisions and investment analysis for mobile Extended Enterprise establishment. 5) To develop the MOMENT methodology that consists of methods, models, and tools for the Mobile Extended Manufacturing Enterprise that can be customised to local industrial conditions at different sites in Europe. 6) Carry out comparative study of the transferability of the MOMENT methodology to other industries.

The main achievement of MOMENT is a methodology to support rapid establishment and efficient operations of new Extended Manufacturing Enterprises in the European automotive supplier industry. The methodology will consist of methods, models, and tools that can be customised to local industrial conditions anywhere in Europe.

Duration 01.01.2003 - 30.06.2005, Funded by Growth


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CTC

Simulationsstudien für ein neuartiges, automatisiertes Fertigungskonzept

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Between march 2004 and january 2005 the division intelligent production and logistics systems of the Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science at the University of Bremen (BIBA, Head: Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter), conducted a technical consulting project at the Composite Technology Center Stade (CTC) (Head: Professor Dr.-Ing. Axel Hermann). The aim of the technical consulting project was the implementation of a range of different simulations studies concering the dimensioning and anaylsis of new layout and material-flow concept of composite technology modules. These composite technology modules ought to be build-up by a new, highly automated robot portal system, which was difined within the project, as the central part of the equipment within the factory concept. The BIBA created a first schematic blue-print of the new factory layout, which served as the basis for modelling and analysis of the different material-flow concept.

The range of simulations studies were implemented on selected tools from the area of digital factory, which basically allowed a substantial 3D-visulisation of the factory layout and the planing of the material-flow processes. Furthermore the BIBA conducted a economic feasibility study for some selected simulation scenarios in close cooperation with the CTC. Within the economic feasibility study it could demonstrated, that concering the selected simulation scenarios, some very good payback periods can basically be realised, so that a rationalisation investment compared to the actual situation would be worthwile.

Duration 01.03.2004 - 30.06.2005, Funded by

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LAYER TOOL

Rapid Layer Manufacturing of Massive Metal Tools

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Within the European CRAFT project LAYER TOOL partners from the tool and die making industry are developing a solution for generating large and massive metal tools in layers through milling and welding.

Duration 01.12.2002 - 31.03.2005, Funded by CRAFT

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WISMA

Wissensmanagement im Bremer Anlagen- und Maschinenbau

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<b>Duration of project:</b> October 2003 to March 2005

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<b>Project volume:</b> 410.000 Euro

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<b>Promotion sum:</b> 184.000 Euro

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<b>Agency responsible for the project and promotion giver:</b>

<br>Bremer Innovations-Agentur GmbH (BIA),

promoted from the programme „Work and Technics“

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<b>A goal of the project:</b>

<br>The goal is to establish an improved, continuous knowledge exchange between employees and departments in distributes working enterprises. Knowledge should be made available throughout the whole company. This knowledge exchange is going to be supported by technical and organisational means.

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<b>Project partner:</b>

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Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science at the University of Bremen (BIBA)

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Bremer Werk für Montagesysteme (bwm)

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KAEFER Isoliertechnik

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Christian Senning Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG

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also involved: 'Ingrid Scheele - Konzept & Strategie für Ihr Unternehmen' (K&S)

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<b>Further information:</b>

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<a href="maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html">http://maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html">http://maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html</a> (press release: 6.11.2003)

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<a href="www.wisma.info">http://www.wisma.info">www.wisma.info</a> (online: December 2003)

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<a href="www.bia-bremen.de">http://www.bia-bremen.de">www.bia-bremen.de</a>

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<a href="www.bwm-gmbh.de">http://www.bwm-gmbh.de">www.bwm-gmbh.de</a>

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<a href="www.kaefer.com">http://www.kaefer.com">www.kaefer.com</a>

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<a href="www.senning.de">http://www.senning.de">www.senning.de

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<br>Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Bredehorst

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Phone: +49 421 218-55 52

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E-Mail: <a href="mailto:bre@biba.uni-bremen.de?subject=Betreff: Anfrage über BIBA-Website Projekt WISMA (englisch)">bre@biba.uni-bremen.de</a>

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Duration 01.10.2003 - 31.03.2005, Funded by Arbeit und Technik

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MOBIKO

Mobile Kooperation im Bauwesen durch Drahtlose Kommunikationstechniken

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MOBIKO develops a mobile platform and ICT infrastructure to support the construction site management in all of their tasks and processes. The platform will enhance, optimise and flexibilise mobile communication and cooperation, and support time-critical processes through the implementation of services for:

Coordination of workflow

Communication of Stakeholders

Planning and Disposition

Quality Management/-control

Virtual Project Management

Duration 01.10.2002 - 30.03.2005, Funded by BMWA

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VisionAIR

Full Service Audio Visual Infrastructure for Metropolitan Access Networks

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VisionAIR integrates, installs and operates four large trials in respective European cities by advancing existing infrastructure and following a full service convergence approach. The project implements a state of the art service delivery network enabled by next-generation networking and transmission technologies, with a scope to validate these concepts in real-world trials. The trials are operated by municipalities, in accordance with their strategic plans of becoming specialized service providers in their area of authority, following the paradigm of US and large EU municipalities that create large, closed user groups for the benefit of their habitants, as a complement to the existing service offerings of typical Telcos and Internet Service Providers. Operators and Consulting companies participate in the project, to align the specialized, social interests of the municipalities with the pure business nature of the interests of the providers and operators.

Duration 01.08.2002 - 31.01.2005, Funded by IST FP5

Seniorenportal

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Seniorenportal

Das Projekt „Seniorenportal im Land Bremen“ hat zum Ziel, stufenweise ein umfassendes Kommunikations- und Informationsforum für Seniorinnen und Senioren, Angehörige, Seniorenvertretungen, Behörden und Gesundheits-dienstleister im Lande Bremen zu entwickeln und zu gestalten.

Das Projekt enthält zwei aufeinanderaufbauende Teilprojekte:

     

  1. Entwicklung einer Anbieterdatenbank unter Beteiligung des Senators für Arbeit, Frauen, Familie, Gesundheit, Jugend und Soziales sowie dem Re-ferat Altenhilfe
  2. Erweiterung dieser Anbieterdatenbank zu einem Informationsportal und Entwicklung und Erprobung eines interaktiven und übergreifenden Kommunikationsportal sowie Zusammenführung beider Teile zum Senio-renportal im Land Bremen
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Duration 17.01.2003 - 17.01.2005, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm

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RODEO

Robust Development of Organisations

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The VISION behind the RODEO project

is to explore and create a coherent perception

of the modern business organisation,

grounded in complexity theory.

Based on that construct, an integrated approach

and accompanying instruments

(both methodological and software tools)

for business development will be proposed

and experimented with, where the key focus

is on achieving adaptivity and robustness

in turbulent environments. Thereby 'business development'

can be labelled as the holistic and continuous process

of developing and aligning product/service and market

combinations with the organisation's people and

competencies sets.

Duration 01.04.2002 - 31.12.2004, Funded by IST,IST-2002-35329

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3D-Messmolch

Erweiterung eines Inspektionsroboters für die lasergestützte Messung des Rohrumfanges

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Duration 01.04.2003 - 31.12.2004, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm


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FNK

Methoden zur Gestaltung vernetzter Logistikstrukturen im Maschinenbau

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One key assumption to operate competitive logistic networks is the development of logistic concepts for the design and the use of distribution structures and its necessary information technology structures. Logistic networks consist normally of one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and suppliers for parts, components, etc.. The OEM has a global sales&service network and produce and assemble its finished products in more than one production location. Main objective of the project is the development of a method to generate reactive distribution concepts which consider also the changing constraints of the given logistic structure. Changing constraints are e.g. the location of the customer, the demands on the delivery times, the number of different suppliers and its locations, as well as the composition of the product and its variants. In this case the use of the given logistic structure is in the focus of the research work and not the location problem of distribution stocks.

Duration 01.01.2002 - 31.12.2004, Funded by


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PPZ

Pflegeplatzzentrale für das Land Bremen

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Ziel des Vorhabens ist deshalb die Entwicklung und Gestaltung einer interaktiven modular aufgebauten, datenbankgestützten und webbasierten Pflegeplatzzentrale zur Überleitung von Patientinnen und Patienten aus dem Krankenhaus in stationäre, teilstationäre und ambulante Pflegeeinrichtungen.

Duration 01.12.2003 - 30.11.2004, Funded by FuE

W-Tool

WLAN gestützte Tools für effiziente Lagermanagement / WLAN supported tools for warehouse management

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<B>W-TooL at a glance</B><BR>

... Integrates and supplements existing mobile technologies and tools in logistics<BR>

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... allows the operating of warehouses with holistic and innovative W-LAN supported logistic solutions<BR>

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... combines the longterm practical experience in logistics (BLG) with the scientific competence (BIBA) <BR>

Duration 15.11.2003 - 30.11.2004, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm,Bremen in t.i.m.e.

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GEM

Global Education in Manufacturing

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<b>Duration of project:</b> February 2002 to October 2004

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<b>Project volume:</b> 1.149.618 Euro

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<b>Agency responsible for the project and promotion giver:</b>

<br> EU-Information Society Technologies Programme

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<b>A goal of the project:</b>

<br> A concept of a global Master’s degree in “Manufacturing Strategy” is going to be developed. The concept is going to provide for present and future requirements of vocational training in the manufacturing industry worldwide in the areas of global manufacturing and e-business. The concept is based on a survey of more than 600 businesses all over the world. A long-term success in learning is going to be guaranteed by innovative pedagogical concepts and the employment of modern communication technologies. Selected sections of the new Master’s degree are going to be tested on all continents in a one-week e-learning-course.

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<b> Project partner:</b>

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SINTEF, Norway

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Alfamicro, Portugal

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CIMRU, Ireland

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NTNU, Norway

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EPFL, Switzerland

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Sofia University, Bulgaria

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PWr, Poland

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CUT, Poland

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Talinn Technical University, Estonia

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Computer and Automation Research Institute,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

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Foundation Romanian Center for

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Romania

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Vilnius Gedimino Technical University, Lithuania

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<b>Associate Partner: </b>

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Université Aix Marseilles, France

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University of Zaragoza, Spain

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Politechnico di Milano, Italy

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University of Nottingham, Great Britain

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TBL, Norway

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MoellerGroup, Germany

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AMT, Switzerland

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Siemens, Switzerland

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Alcan, Switzerland

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<b> Further information:</b>

<br> Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Max Schwesig

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Phone: +49 421 218-55 40

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E-Mail: <a href="mailto: Max@biba.uni-bremen.de?subject=Betreff: Anfrage über BIBA-Website Projekt WISMA">Max@biba.uni-bremen.de</a>

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Duration 01.02.2002 - 31.10.2004, Funded by IST

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NOMAD

Integrated Networks for Seamless and Transparent Service Discovery

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The NOMAD project deals with the integration of location aware service discovery mechanisms, handover procedures and service / user profiling, by developing technology that allows users to freely roam across existing and future network infrastructures.

Duration 01.01.2002 - 31.10.2004, Funded by IST FP5

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NEXWAY

Network of Excellence in Wireless Applications and Technology

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Network of Excellence in Wireless Applications and Technology (NEXWAY) is a Thematic Network in Wireless Communications, with duration of 18 months. It seeks to provide a proof of concept for a new type of Network of Excellence in view of the specified goals and priorities of the Sixth Framework Program.

Duration 01.09.2002 - 30.09.2004, Funded by IST FP5

PKM-Absolut

Parallelkinematiken hoher Positionsgenauigkeit durch Absolutmessung Entwicklung und technische Erprobung eines opti-schen Messsystems

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Bisher wurde der industrielle Einsatz von Parallelkinematiken (PKM) für Ferti-gungseinrichtungen mit hohen Genauigkeitsanforderungen (Werkzeugmaschinen) trotz der Erfolge numerischer Fehlerkorrekturen durch eine ungenügende Positi-onsunsicherheit verhindert. Begründet ist dies sowohl in der antriebsseitigen Mes-sung der Achslänge (indirekte Messkette), welche beispielsweise Abweichungen in den Gelenken nicht erfasst als auch in nicht korrigierbaren Modellfehlern bei der Transformation von Raum- in Gelenkkoordinaten. Positionsunsicherheiten unter-halb von 10 µm sind derzeit noch nicht zu erreichen.

Ein optisches Messverfahren zur hochgenauen direkten Bestimmung der dreidi-mensionalen Position und Winkellage ermöglicht neue Kalibrierverfahren für Paral-lelkinematiken und eine direkte Lageregelung in den Koordinaten des Arbeitsrau-mes, die dann alle im Regelkreis liegenden Störeinflüsse berücksichtigt und dy-namisch kompensieren kann.

So wird es durch die systemspezifischen Vorteile von PKM möglich sein, eine wettbewerbsfähige Alternative zu den bisher eingesetzten seriellen Kinematiken zu schaffen.

Duration 13.03.2003 - 21.09.2004, Funded by DFG SPP 1199

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CE-NET

Concurrent Enterprising Network of Excellence

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CE-NET aims to establish and further develop a well co-ordinated and effective support infrastructure throughout Europe in order to share and exchange the latest developments in the domain of Concurrent Enterprising.

Duration 01.01.2001 - 30.06.2004, Funded by IST

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NOPIK

Personal Information and Knowledge Organiser Network

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The Project - now in its second year - aims at the development and testing of an integrated Problem Solving, Information and Knowledge Management Environment that supports personal information and knowledge management needs and enables effective cooperation, communication and sharing of intellectual resources in the extended/virtual enterprise.

The NOPIK system includes:

     

  • An ontology and case-based method for problem solving, information and knowledge management
  • A personal information and knowledge organiser
  • An enterprise cognitive network with semantic navigability
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Being extremely flexible, easy-to-use and cost effective, the NOPIK solution is especially devoted to European SMEs and combines both organisational and technical perspectives which have equal weight.

Duration 01.03.2002 - 30.06.2004, Funded by IST

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Caren

Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Modells zur Verbesserung der Arbeitsorganisation

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Entwicklung und Erprobung eines Modells zur Verbesserung der Arbeitsorganisation

in der vollstationären Pflege durch EDV-gestützte Tools zur Pflegeeinsatzplanung

und -dokumentation

Duration 01.06.2002 - 31.05.2004, Funded by AuT - ESF

IT-GPA

IT-Geschäftsprozessanalyse

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Elaboration of a business process analysis for the Port Authority in Bremen and Bremerhaven for the conception of a requirement specification for an IT-System. For this, the processes traffic management, watergate operations, hazardous goods and habour security, ISPS-Code (International Ship and Port Security) have been analysed.

Duration 01.05.2003 - 29.02.2004, Funded by Senator für Wirtschaft und Häfen

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Krankenhaus

Führung und Organisation im Krankenhaus

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Berufsgruppenübergreifende Kompetenzentwicklung für Organisationsveränderungen in Bremer und Bremerhavener Krankenhäusern

Das Projekt zielt auf die Initiierung und Umsetzung begrenzter Pilotprojekte zur Organisationsveränderung mit den Schwerpunkten Aufbau- und Ablauforganisation , Qualitätssicherung/Vorbereitung auf eine Zertifizierung, Informations- und Kommunikationsabläufe, Dokumentationsprozesse. Die Umsetzung der Pilotprojekte beinhaltet die Vermittlung von Fach-, Methoden- und Sozialkompetenz. Bei Bedarf werden ergänzende Seminare für Fach- und Führungskräfte der Krankenhäuser und Coachings für Projektleiter und/oder Projektteams angeboten.

Duration 01.03.2001 - 28.02.2004, Funded by ESF

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MACRO

Mobility Assistance for Customer Relations Based Organisations

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The objective of the MACRO project is to examine technical questions and business paradigms that surface from real business interfacing CRM (Customer Relations Management) software with enterprise ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software and SCM (Supply Chain Management) software, when these are interfaced to emerging web and mobile technologies. The project will create a software platform that will act as an integration environment to interface and interconnect CRM, SCM and ERP systems to make data contained in those systems seamlessly available according to the company’s overall mobile strategy.

Duration 01.08.2002 - 28.02.2004, Funded by TEN-Telecom

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EKMF

European Knowledge Management Forum

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The objective of the European KM

Forum is to bring together the

critical mass of KM

experts in Europe in order to

share and ex-change the latest

developments in the KM domain and

to develop visions for the future.

The European KM Forum aims to

establish and maintain a well

co-ordinated and

effective support infrastructure

throughout Europe, enabling KM

experts and practitioners to

co-ordinate their Knowledge Management

activities and to network,

both on formal and informal level.

The plattform for these knowledge

exchange and interaction activities

is established at the Eurpean KM

Forum portal site, the so called

"KnowledgeBoard".

Duration 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2003, Funded by IST

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xMotion

e-Mobile testbed for interoperability of networks in e-logistics

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The trial set-ups of the xMotion project are introducing new mobile communication technologies like GPRS and UMTS in scenarios taken from the logistics area.

The advantages of using mobile applications in conjunction with Location Based Services are going to be shown.

Duration 01.07.2002 - 31.12.2003, Funded by IST FP5

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sunbeam

Sunbeam - Solardach auf der Bremer Uni-Mensa

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Eingebetten in das Projekt intrend wird bei sunbeam eine Solaranlage mit einer Leistung von 10 kW auf dem Dach der Bremer Uni-Mensa istalliert.

Gleichzeitig wird in der Mensa das interaktives Präsentationssystem installiert, das den Gästen Informationen über das Projekt intrend, die Solaranlage sowie Ereignisse an der Bremer Uni. Dabei haben die Besucher die Möglichkeit, mit einem Gestenerkennungssystem den Ablauf der Präsentation zu ändern.

Die elektronischen Komponenten und die Solarmodule werden von dem Projektpartner Siemens geliefert.

Duration 01.02.2002 - 31.12.2003, Funded by Krupp Stiftung "Neue Ingenieurteams"


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SEAMATE

Socio-Economic Analysis and Macro-modelling of Adapting to Information Technologies in Europe

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This project will make estimates, for the first at EU level, of socio-economic impact of IST on the EU 15, Norway and Switzerland with detailed treatment of industrial sectors. It will assess impacts on industry and consumer/households. The detailed objectives are: to assess the way in which industry and consumer might change the structure of their economic and social activities; to produce a qualitative estimate of the social response to ISTs and assess the eonomic impact; to produce quantitative estimate of the microeconomic impact of IST in industry and for sectoral production and employment; to assess policy requirements at a naional and EU level to respond to developments in IST.

Duration 01.12.2001 - 31.12.2003, Funded by 5th Framework programme

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INTREND

Ingenieurteams Regenerative Energien (INTREND)

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Schüler und Schülerinnen des Bremer Hermann-Böse-Gymnasium forschen gemeinsam mit BIBA-Wissenschaftlern und Experten aus der Industrie auf dem Gebiet "Klimaschutz durch regenerative Energien" - in den "Ingenieurteams Regenerative Energien" (INTREND). Mit der Projektidee zur Einrichtung dieser Teams hat sich das BIBA bei der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung unter 82 Mitbewerbern durchgesetzt. Die Stiftung fördert das auf zwei Jahre angelegte Projekt mit 230.000 Euro.

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Ziel ist es, neue technische Aufgabenstellungen zu vertiefen und Jugendliche an wissenschaftliche Arbeit im Ingenieurberuf heranzuführen. Die Ingenieurteams bearbeiten Themen der umweltgerechten Erzeugung und der rationellen Nutzung regenerativer Energien für die elektrische Fahrzeugtechnik (Elektroauto). Dabei gestalten die Schüler und Schülerinnen die Themen innerhalb der Teams aktiv. Partner im Projekt sind die Universität Bremen, die DaimlerChrysler AG und die Siemens AG. Durchgeführt wird es in der BIBA-Abteilung "Messtechnik, Automatisierung und Qualitätswissenschaft" (MAQ).<br><br>

Duration 01.01.2002 - 31.12.2003, Funded by Krupp Stiftung "Neue Ingenieurteams"


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ReStLA

Reaktive Steuerung von Lieferketten mit Agentensystemen

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The main goal of this research project is to develop and provide an information system based on agent technologies for the reactive control of supply chains. The idea of using multi-agent systems is to reduce the inventory level, the throughput time and the production costs , as well as to increase the delivery reliability along the value chain. In each company agents are going to be implemented to follow lateral negotiation strategies across certain levels of the supply chain instead of the hierarchical control concepts of the producer. A better understanding of the multiple independencies and the influences among the different companies within the supply chain will be expected.

Duration 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2003, Funded by DFG

Projektlogo Glaucoma Prevention by Computer aided Diagnostics
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GLAUCAD

Glaucoma Prevention by Computer aided Diagnostics

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The clinical detection of structural damage to the optic nerve head is central to the diagnosis of chronic glaucoma. <p>

The objective of the project is to evaluate the feasibility and the reproducebility of an objective automated computer assisted evaluation of the optic disc slides.

Duration 01.09.2000 - 30.11.2003, Funded by Fifth (EC) Frameworkprogramme 1998-2002: Quality o

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greenRND

Green R&D Services

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Das Projekt LIFE „Green R&D“ ist ein EU-Forschungsvorhaben mit dem

Titel „Entwicklung einer Methodik zur Einführung von

Umweltmanagementsystemen in anwendungsorientierten europäischen

Forschungs- und Entwicklungseinrichtungen“ mit.

In diesem Projekt wird eine sektor-spezifische Methodik zur Einführung

von EMAS II (Umweltmanagement und Umweltbetriebsprüfung) und ein

Umwelt-Benchmarking System entwickelt.

Darüber hinaus werden die besten Managementpraktiken identifiziert und

ein umfassendes Trainingsprogramm für die Umsetzung des

EMAS II in Forschungseinrichtungen entwickelt. Das Vorhaben dauert 24

Monate und hat im Oktober letzten Jahres begonnen. Die Systeme

werden in sechs europäischen F&E Einrichtungen validiert. Das

Partnerkonsortium setzt sich aus sechs F&E Einrichtungen aus 4

europäischen Ländern zusammen

Duration 01.10.2001 - 30.09.2003, Funded by EU LIFE

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V-TOP

Verkehrsvermeidende und -verlagernde Transportnetz-Optimierung für Abfälle und Wertstoffe aus der Region Hamburg

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Goal of this project is the configuration of a logistic disposal network on Low Cost level, i. e. the using of already existing facilities (by the example of the region Hamburg).

With relation to this, the waste-economical material flow was analysed for garbage, bio waste, paper, glass and light packing of the DUAL SYSTEM GERMANY in different scenarios. The intention of this project is the traffic avoidance and the intermodal using of alternative transport systems.

Duration 01.03.2002 - 31.08.2003, Funded by BMBF

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REMOTE

Remote Product/Customer Support via Extended Enterprise

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The aim of REMOTE, is to extend

the manufacturers knowledge base

out to the customers' site

(extending the manufacturer's

factory to include their

customers), so that the knowledge

can be used or added to

multiple remote locations

as well as at the manufacturer's

site.

Duration 01.03.2001 - 31.08.2003, Funded by CSG (Competitive and Sustainable Growth)


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Rocket

Roadmap to Communicating Knowledge Essential for the Industrial Environment

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Rocket will prepare a strategic roadmap for future developments in organisational learning relevant to the education of engineers and knowledge workers.

Rocket will prepare the ground for future knowledge management RTD activities in the upcoming Framework programme by investigating future research challenges and creating a Vision and outlining a Roadmap showing how to implement the proposed model with a minimum of risk or social fallout

Duration 01.08.2002 - 31.07.2003, Funded by IST


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COMPANION

Collaborative commerce in expanding international value creating networks

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The Project develops a roadmap for collaborative commerce

Duration 01.08.2002 - 31.07.2003, Funded by IST

Projektlogo Verbundprojekt Arbeits- und Organisationsgestaltung in e-business-basierten Prozessen am Beispiel der schnellen Produktentwicklung
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agepro

Verbundprojekt Arbeits- und Organisationsgestaltung in e-business-basierten Prozessen am Beispiel der schnellen Produktentwicklung

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The project <b>agepro</b> deals

with the development and testing of

highly employee-centered and thus

human-oriented structuring of work

and organisation for the

e-business-based order processing

in enterprise networks, exemplified

for Rapid Prototyping.

Duration 01.08.2001 - 31.07.2003, Funded by BMBF,DLR

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Smartisan

Smart Artisan

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Smartisan is the short form for Smart Artisans.<br>

SMEs need an affordable, integrated set of WEB tools to take advantage of the new ways of doing business in the E-commerce environment. SMARTISAN will develop a generic XML based service to facilitate easy access and search to a range of systems, and support synchronised delivery of products against deadlines in the wholesale and retail sectors. This service will be piloted in several varied test situations, which will include food materials, decorating supplies, and furniture. SMARTISAN will support the participation of both consumers and suppliers in the generation of a new market mediation system aiming at enhanced consumer supplier relationships. Furthermore SMARTISAN will provide a Framework for Electronic Commerce implementation and a Road Map to guide SMEs to understand and select the methodologies, tools and architectures. The project partners have a broad base of experience from E-commerce projects currently under way.

Duration 01.01.2001 - 30.06.2003, Funded by IST

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Projektlogo AGRI-FOOD ROADMAPS: A vision and workplan to implement future RTD trends for the transformation of agri-food industries into digital companies
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AFORO

AGRI-FOOD ROADMAPS: A vision and workplan to implement future RTD trends for the transformation of agri-food industries into digital companies

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The objective of the AFORO Thematic Network is to provide the EU and their new member states scientific, industrial and technology community with a vision of the key actions and an implementation model to overcome the existing gap and enable, within the next five to ten years, the full participation of Agri-food industries into the digital economy.

Duration 15.05.2002 - 14.05.2003, Funded by IST

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WIPS D4

Wettbewerbsvorteile durch informationstechnisch unterstützte Produktsimulation im Schiffbau

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The project WIPS D4 is funded by the BMBF and aims at simulating operational behaviour of ship machinery systems. The simulation should be able to represent different levels according to the increasing amount of available information. In order to realise the different refinement levels, no new simulation model should be developed within the WIPS D4 project, but in contrast to the available software systems a control mechanism should be developed, which allows the user to operate with different component related simulation systems integrated by a homogeneous user interface. A database-structure which is orientated at a ship machinery productmodel, and a connection tree to the distributed operating simulation models, form the integral components of the control system.

Duration 01.04.2000 - 31.03.2003, Funded by BMBF

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WONDERMAR II

WONDERMAR II Wide Open Network for Development and Research in Maritime Industries

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<b>Duration of project:</b> October 2001 bis March 2004

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<b>Project volume:</b> 1.500.000 Euro

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<b>Promotion sum:</b> 1.500.000 Euro

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<b>Agency responsible for the project and promotion giver:</b>

<br>European Commission - Information Society Technologies(IST) programme

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<b>Goal of the project:</b>

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In workshops and expert groups research results of european and national projects will be communicated to europe´s maritime industry.

Furthermore the conjoint development of scenarios in the areas of design, supply-chain and production is expected to deliver future research needs in the maritime sector with a strong link to industrial needs.

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<b>Project partner:</b>

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Balance Technology Consulting GmbH (BAL)

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Bremer Institut für Betriebstechnik und angewandte Arbeitswissenschaften (BIBA)

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British Maritime Technology (BMT)

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Bureau Veritas (BV)

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Cenit

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Chantiers de l´Atlantique (CAT)

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Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

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Ficantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA (FC)

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Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

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Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST)

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IZAR Construcciones Navales S.A. (IZAR)

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Jos. L. Meyer GmbH (JLM)

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Kvaerner Masa Yards Inc. (KMY)

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Kvaerner Warnow Werft (KWW)

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Lisnave Estaleiro Navais S.A. (LIS)

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Logimatic (LMC)

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Maritime Development Center of Europe (MDCE)

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Napa Oy (NAPA)

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Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

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Odense Product Information (OPI)

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Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. (OSS)

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Principa Marine

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Royal Schelde (RS)

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Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas S.A. (Sener)

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Ship Design and Research Center (CTO)

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Storcznia Gdynia S.A. (GDYNIA)

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Titanic Information Services (TIS)

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Tribon Solutions AB (Tribon)

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<b>Further information:</b>

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<a href="maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html">http://maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html">http://maqweb.biba.uni-bremen.de/presse/index.html</a> (zur Pressemitteilung vom 6.11.2003)

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<a href="www.wondermar.net">http://www.wondermar.net/">www.wondermar.net</a>

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<br>Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Klein

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Phone: +49 421 218-56 18

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E-Mail: <a href="mailto:klp@biba.uni-bremen.de?subject=Betreff: Anfrage über BIBA-Website Projekt WONDERMAR">klp@biba.uni-bremen.de</a>

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Duration 01.10.2001 - 30.03.2003, Funded by IST

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DIRECT2TOOL

The Direct Production of Net Shaped Metal Tools for the Casting and Moulding Industry

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The project will develop a PC based CAD independent software system which couples the novel Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process of making fully dense net shape metal components to achieve high quality tooling which has lower cost and shorter lead times than conventional tooling. The result will provide a complete toolmaking process capability currently not available.

Duration 01.02.2000 - 31.01.2003, Funded by 5. RP

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TRANSACT

Cluster for Electronic Trading Systems, Transaction Management, Brokerage and Negotiation

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Ziel des Projektes TRANSACT ist der Aufbau eines Clusters im Bereich Electronic Trading & Transaction (ET&T), wobei dieser Bereich sämtliche Phasen aller kommerziellen B2B- und B2C Aktivitäten umfaßt. Im Allgemeinen soll die Idee des Clusters helfen, die Probleme der Kooperation und Koordination von geförderten Projekten (wie aus großen Forschungsprogrammen wie IST), zu minimieren bzw. zu vermeiden. Da diese Phasen sehr eng mit allen e-commerce Anwendungsgebieten zusammenhängen, haben die Antragsteller von TRANSACT ihre Kräfte gebündelt, um eine Plattform zur Verfügung zu stellen, die die verschiedenen e-commerce Anwendungsgebiete, innerhalb der europäischen Forschungslandschaft, sowie in der Industrie, verknüpft.

Somit ist der Gegenstand dieses Cluster-Projektes vor allem die Optimierung der Zusammenarbeit aller Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten im Bereich des E-Commerce. TRANSACT soll dabei zu einer Verbesserung der Ergebnisverwertung und Effizienz beitragen, indem bereits vorhandene Ergebnisse und Lösungen frühzeitig in entsprechende Projekte oder Vorhaben einfließen. In diesem Zusammenhang beschäftigt sich TRANSACT mit der Verfolgung neuer Standards Konzepte, Technologien, Geschäftsmodelle und rechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen. Ein weiteres Aufgabenfeld ergibt sich aus der Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission im Bereich der Projekt-Koordination.

Duration 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2002, Funded by IST-2000-29302

Zeit-Frequenz

Zeitaufgelöste Analyse von Laser-Doppler-Anemometrie-Signale

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Seit mehr als drei Jahrzehnten ist das Verfahren der Laser-Doppler-Anemometrie (LDA) bekannt. Mit der LDA ist es möglich, Strömungsgeschwindigkeiten sowohl in laminaren als auch in turbulenten Strömungen zu messen. Angewendet wird dieses Messverfahren bei der Analyse von Strömungsprozessen z.B. in Forschungslaboratorien und Windkanälen. Durch den fortschreitenden Prozess bei der Halbleiterentwicklung (Diodenlaser, Fotodioden) und den hierdurch fallenden Preisen erschließt sich ein weiteres Feld der Anwendung der LDA heutzutage auch in der Überwachung verfahrenstechnischer Prozesse.

Durch die stärkere Verbreitung der LDA in der industriellen Messtechnik wurde es notwendig, verbesserte Methoden der Signalvalidierung zu entwickeln, um möglichst hohe Signalverarbeitungsgeschwindigkeiten zu erreichen.

Der Vertiefung der Informationsdichte durch möglichst vollständige Erfassung der in einem Laser-Doppler Signal (Burst) enthaltenen Informationen durch neu zu entwickelnde Methoden wurde bislang jedoch nur geringe Aufmerksamkeit zu teil. Die Ausarbeitung entsprechender Methoden war Ziel dieses Projektes, in dem verschiedene Verfahren zur zeitaufgelösten Frequenzanalyse weiterentwickelt und verglichen wurden.

Duration 01.01.1999 - 31.12.2002, Funded by DFG


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NLD

Modellierung und Steuerung der Produktion mit Methoden der Nichtlinearen Dynamik

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Production systems are modelled as dynamical systems in terms of Nonlinear Dynamics. As a result, a qualitative understanding of the production process should be submitted and the deterministic connections be described. The dynamical model specifies the production resources in an integrative way and records the interdependencies between planning and control respectively. Contrary to the planning concepts of conventional PPC-Systems, the planning and control job will not be solved by optimisation methods of OR, but by an algorithmic interaction of the model’s objects. This interaction leads to an acceptable operation mode of the production system.

As a result of this research, a universal, dynamical model of a production system should be developed that includes the planning and control of the production sequences and represents the production process as a whole. In doing so, a behaviour of the production procedure should be discovered that is not taken into consideration by conventional PPC-Systems.

Against the background of the common criticism on traditional PPC-Systems, the concept of the dynamical model should be the basis for a novel class of PPC-Systems. These systems will be flexible enough to react to the highly dynamic market with a growing product variety, customer specific products and short delivery times with on-time delivery.

Duration 01.01.1998 - 31.12.2002, Funded by Volkswagen Stiftung

Projektlogo An End-of-Life of Product System
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AEOLOS

An End-of-Life of Product System

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AEOLOS developed an integrated methodology and toolset for sustainable development related to the environmental performance, costs and social aspects.

The approach shall be applicable to any given end-of-life scenario. The project exemplified this methodology for waste electrical and electronic equipment. The methodology is able to be applied to other waste streams including packaging, end of life vehicles, batteries, etc.

Duration 16.10.2000 - 15.10.2002, Funded by Growth

Projektlogo Efficient Bidding and Procurement in the Tile Industry
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e.bip

Efficient Bidding and Procurement in the Tile Industry

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The e.bip project introduced advanced ICT based

support for all bidding and procurement processes

in the tile industry by developing a broker network

for the tile supply chain.

Duration 01.03.2000 - 30.09.2002, Funded by IST FP5

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Pflegeprozess

Standardisierung und Qualität in der Pflege

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Care-Procedures

<ul>

<li>develops a model to register and document care procedures and

<li>develops a solution to standardize the exchange of patient related data

at the transfer to other organisations.

</ul>

Duration 01.10.2000 - 30.09.2002, Funded by BMBF

Projektlogo Web-linking Heterogeneous Applications for Large-scale Engineering and Services

WHALES

Web-linking Heterogeneous Applications for Large-scale Engineering and Services

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The objective of WHALES is to provide a planning and management infrastructure for complex distributed organisations working on large scale engineering projects, characterised by huge investments in both materials and human resources and by concurrent, disparate activities - manufacturing, design and services as well.

Duration 01.03.2000 - 30.08.2002, Funded by IST

Projektlogo Practical Methods and Tools for Corporate Knowledge Management - Sharing and Capitalising Engineering Know-How in the Concurrent Enterprise
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CORMA

Practical Methods and Tools for Corporate Knowledge Management - Sharing and Capitalising Engineering Know-How in the Concurrent Enterprise

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<b>CORMA</b> aims to develop a <b>knowledge management</b> environment consisting of integrated methods, tools, knowledge representation models and training materials to support the <b>new product development process</b> in "Concurrent Enterprises" in the <b>telecommunication sector</b>. The tools and techniques will be used to improve existing practices of customer-supplier knowledge transfer, share and use by improving the formulation of customer-supplier knowledge and making it more accessible for the development of a more effective new product development process in the <b>extended supply chain</b>.

Duration 01.02.2000 - 30.06.2002, Funded by IST-1999-12685

SuN

Development of a Distribution Concept for a Supply Net

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The main objective of the project ‘Develeopment of a Distribution Concept for a Supply Net’ is to develop a new distribution concept for an international producer of pumps. This will be conducted exemplary for pumpsets which consists of a pump and six components. The company has been organized in business units. A worldwide network of sales&service-organizations is responsible for the needs of the customers. This project will give answers to the questions on which location it is necessary to provide stock and assembly capacities in order to achieve a high delivery performance and lower costs. In order to get transparency throughout the material flow network, one of the first project steps of the SuN-project is to model the entire supply net for pumpsets, involving all aspects of procurement, transport, stock and assembly.

Duration 01.04.2001 - 07.05.2002, Funded by Industrielle Auftragsforschung

Projektlogo Anfragen und Anbieten im Internet
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AAI

Anfragen und Anbieten im Internet

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Aufgabenangemessene Gestaltung von innovativen

Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien zur

Steigerung der Effizienz der Angebotsbearbeitung

im Bauhandwerk.

Duration 01.11.1999 - 30.04.2002, Funded by AuT - ESF

EiKoR

Entwicklung eines Konzeptes zur Evaluation individueller Kompetenzentwicklung und deren förderliche organisatorische Rahmenbedingungen im Rahmen betrieblicher Änderungsprozesse

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Geht man davon aus, daß betriebliche Veränderungsprozesse auf den persönlichen Veränderungsprozessen des Einzelnen basieren und davon abhängig sind, inwiefern die Mitarbeiter im Zuge der Reorganisation persönliche (Kompetenz-)Entwicklungsprozesse vollziehen, muß die Betrachtung der Wirksamkeit betrieblicher Veränderungsprozesse beim einzelnen Mitarbeiter ansetzen. Hierbei ist zu berücksichtigen, daß bestimmte organisatorische Rahmenbedingungen mehr oder weniger geeignet sind, den Mitarbeitern eine Entwicklung im Sinne der Ziele des betrieblichen Veränderungsprozesses zu ermöglichen.

Duration 01.04.1999 - 31.03.2002, Funded by

Projektlogo Intelligent Online Configuration of Products by Customers of Electronic Shop Systems
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INTELLECT

Intelligent Online Configuration of Products by Customers of Electronic Shop Systems

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The INTELLECT project aims to contribute to a new type of trade in the business sector of trading and shopping in Europe. Therefore the project will develop an electronic shop system including an online configuration module for products which will be represented by 3D / virtual reality techniques and advanced user assistance and advice to improve the business opportunities for European service providers and consultants as well as for manufacturers, wholesalers, sellers, and their customers.

Duration 01.01.2000 - 31.03.2002, Funded by IST FP5


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IPL

Integrationsplattform Logistik 2

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The objective of this project is the creation of an internet based integration platform for logistics. Enterprises should be supported by design and operation of logistics processes along the value-added chain. Offering knowledge, services and tools of logistics should be the intention as well as the facility of consolidating co-operation partners. Characteristic features are standard terminology and structured paths. In addition, our department does research on the application of "IPL" in regard to supporting spare part logistics processes.

Duration 01.04.2000 - 31.03.2002, Funded by BMBF

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rpz bremen

Rapid Prototyping Zentrum Bremen

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Um die vielfältigen Fragestellungen des Rapid Prototyping kompetent und fachübergreifend bearbeiten zu können, wurde in Bremen eine Initiative aus drei Bremer Forschungseinrichtungen (Bremer Institut für Betriebstechnik und angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft (BIBA), Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik (BIAS) und Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM)) gegründet - das "Rapid Prototyping Zentrum Bremen". Das Ziel des Zentrums ist die Bündelung der sich ergänzenden Arbeitsgebiete der drei Institute zu einem gemeinsamen Leistungsangebot zum Nutzen der Industrie.

Duration 01.11.1999 - 31.12.2001, Funded by Senator für Wirtschaft und Häfen

ASSUR

Abwasserkanäle und - Leitungen, Statik bei der Substanzerhaltung und Renovierung

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Entwichlung eines Mess-Robotersystems für die hochpräzise Bestimmung der Durchmesser.mittels Lasertriangulation und flächiger Kreuzkorrelation von Bildsegmenten

Duration 01.01.1999 - 31.12.2001, Funded by BMBF

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APM

Automated Performance Measurement

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The goal for APM is to deliver an application layer for Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) which enables automated performance measurement within Enterprises and Extended or Virtual Enterprises (EE/VE). The project will in this way contribute to the competitiveness of European enterprises, both larger/mid range and SMEs by enabling performance measurement within and across enterprises.

Duration 01.01.2000 - 30.12.2001, Funded by IST

Projektlogo Network of Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centres
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NOSSS-PC

Network of Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centres

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The <B>Network of Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centres</B> is a tool to support marketing for short

sea shipping as an intermodal transport

within each single region but also

among the network regions.

<BR>

Regarding the demand for integrated

transport chains, the Centres promote not only

pure sea transport but also logistic

services within the port regions.

<BR>

Within the two years' project duration the <B>strategic objectives</B>, the <B>tasks</B>, the <B>tools</B> and the <B>internal and external structure</B> will be defined, developed

and evaluated.

Duration 01.04.1999 - 30.06.2001, Funded by Interreg IIc

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ONTOUR

Open Network for Tourism

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OnTour will develop new ways of workflow in the business between suppliers, vendors, and customers in the tourist value chain.

Therefore, an open network for electronic commerce in tourist business will be developed offering new access to and distribution of information for the partners of the value chain.

Duration 15.12.1999 - 15.06.2001, Funded by ESPRIT

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VOLLERS-Projekt

Robustes Mikromechanisches Sensorsystem für die Transportüberwachung

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Bei dem VOLLERS Projekt ging es darum, für einen bekannten Kaffeebohnenspediteur, eine mikrosystem-technische Lösung zu entwickeln, die eine kontinuierliche Messung der Materialfeuchte von Rohbohnen während des Einlagerungsprozesses erlaubt. Dies sollte dazu dienen, die Qualitätserhaltung bei verderblichen Schüttgütern und das präzise Erkennen von lokalen Missständen zu gewährleisten.

Für diese Messaufgabe wurde ein Luftfeuchtesensor entwickelt. Die ersten Entwicklungsschritte bezogen sich auf eine einfache Sensorausführung zur Verifizierung des Prinzips. Es wurde die Möglichkeit gezeigt poröses Silizium als Absorptionsmaterial für in der Umgebungsluft enthaltene Wassermoleküle zu verwenden. Durch diesen Herstellungsprozess wurden auf einem Siliziumwafer 850 einzelne Sensorsysteme hergestellt, die in einem letzten Schritt durch sägen vereinzelt werden. Anschließende wurden die einzelnen Chips auf handelsübliche Gehäuse geklebt und durch feine Draht Verbindungen mit dem Gehäuse kontaktiert.

Als Voraussetzung für die Kommunikation des Sensors mit einer Anwendersoftware wurde eine auf den entwickelten Sensor speziell abgestimmte Auswerteelektronik entworfen. Zum einen ermöglichte eine Oszillatorschaltung das kapazitive Ausgangssignal in ein Frequenzsignal umzuformen. Zum anderen wurde eine Schaltung entwickelt, die das Sensorsignal in ein Spannungssignal umwandelt. Beide Signale sind notwendig um an einem PC eine Standard-Schnittstelle zu nutzen, um eine Auswertung und Visualisierung der Meßergebnisse vornehmen zu können.

Duration 01.05.1998 - 01.05.2001, Funded by FoLO-Projekt

Projektlogo Optimierung der Schnittstellen zwischen Produzenten und deren Dienstleistungs-/ Zulieferpartnern
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OPTIMUM

Optimierung der Schnittstellen zwischen Produzenten und deren Dienstleistungs-/ Zulieferpartnern

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In diesem Verbundprojekt soll von den beteiligten Partnern, ausgehend von ausgewählten

Pilotfeldern der Geschäftsprozeßkette, ein Konzept ermittelt und erprobt werden, daß die bereits

in einem Teilbereich (Gruppenarbeit in der Fertigung) angewandte Umsetzungsstrategie für

Organisationsgestaltung (z. B. betriebliche Projektorganisation) nutzt und die im Unternehmen

bereits vorhandenen Gestaltungsideen in den verschiedenen Bereichen miteinander verbindet und

abstimmt, die Realisierbarkeit prüft und die Umsetzung in einem auf den gesamten

Geschäftsprozeß wirkfähigem Pilotbereich realisiert. Der Gestaltungsgegenstand bezieht sich

dabei sowohl auf die internen Informations- und Kommunikationsstrukturen, den

Kooperationsbeziehungen wie auch auf die externen Beziehungen zu wichtigen Geschäftspartnern

/Zulieferern und Dienstleistern).

Duration 01.03.1999 - 28.02.2001, Funded by A+T ADAPT

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LOTSE

Gesundheits- und Soziallotse Bremerhaven

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In dem Projekt "Gesundheits- und Soziallotse"

soll eine Vernetzung mit Informations- und

Kommunikations-Technologien (IuK-Technologien)

der verschiedenen Anbieter von Gesundheits-

und Sozialleistungen in Bremerhaven erreicht werden.

Im Vordergrund stehen außer der technischen Realisierung

auch die damit verbundenen Aspekte des Datenaustausches,

der Nutzung der technischen Einrichtungen sowie die damit

verbundenen arbeitsorganisatorischen

und qualifikatorischen Fragestellungen.

Duration 01.12.1998 - 31.01.2001, Funded by AuT - ESF

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MCN

Maritime City Network

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The Maritime City Network is an initiative of the Cities of

Bilbao, Bremen, Genova and Southampton to

establish a network for cities with

international ports in Europe. Major

objective of the project is to answer

the special challenges resulting from

the structural change in port cities.

Duration 15.12.1999 - 01.01.2001, Funded by

Projektlogo Schneller von der Produktidee zum Markt
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PROMT

Schneller von der Produktidee zum Markt

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Das Ziel des Qualifizierungsprojektes PROMT ist die Anleitung, Beratung und Qualifizierung von Methoden und Werkzeuge in der Produktentwicklung. Es fördert die Generierung neuer Produktideen, deren schnelle Umsetzung in eine prototypische Realisierung und die anschließende fertigungstechnische Umsetzung auf Basis modernster Fertigungsmittel und -technologien.

Duration 01.04.1998 - 31.12.2000, Funded by ADAPT

Projektlogo Business Process Development Addressing Information Transfer and Quality Management in the Logistics of Wool Textile Processing
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intraWool

Business Process Development Addressing Information Transfer and Quality Management in the Logistics of Wool Textile Processing

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The Australian-European co-operation project

intraWool aims to improve the global supply

chain in the trade and logistics of wool textiles

by introducing Electronic Commerce based on

three integrated technical solutions:

the development of an Electronic Trading

System, the electronic exchange of business

document and the implementation of an

electronic Bale Identification System (based on RFID).

Duration 01.06.1998 - 31.08.2000, Funded by ESPRIT 4

Projektlogo Multiply Logistic Innovation
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MOTIVATION

Multiply Logistic Innovation

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The objectives of the MOTIVATION Working Group is to form a forum for Esprit IiM DG3 / F7 projects that are concerned with the development of RTD solutions for Enterprise Logistics.

Duration 15.09.1998 - 15.03.2000, Funded by ESPRIT

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SUMMIT

Supply chain management in construction industry

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SUMMIT creates, implements, tests and evaluates an EDI-based communication infrastructure between the various partners involved in the manufacturing process of construction and building.

Duration 01.11.1998 - 31.01.2000, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo An Engineering Workbench for Industrial Applications of Rapid Prototyping Techniques
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RapidWork

An Engineering Workbench for Industrial Applications of Rapid Prototyping Techniques

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Rapid prototyping (RP) processes set a number of new requirements for process planning and data processing. The Rapid Work project aims to develop a so called RP engineering workbench providing a set of functionalities in an integrated form to handle RP-specific process planning and data processing problems.

Duration 01.01.1997 - 31.12.1999, Funded by Brite/EuRam

Projektlogo Training engineers for mastering new requirements in globally distributed manufacturing
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GLOTRAIN

Training engineers for mastering new requirements in globally distributed manufacturing

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GLOTRAIN aims at the development,

testing and evaluation of training

modules which enable students to learn,

gain experiences and reflect on

characteristics of a distributed

manufacturing system. The training

modules are based on active training

within a distributed “model factory”

partly supported by modern telecommunication technologies

Duration 02.12.1996 - 01.12.1999, Funded by LEANARDO DA VINCI


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Exupro-IN

Exupro-Industrienetzwerk

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Ziel des Projektes Exupro-Industrienetzwerk war die Weiterentwicklung und praktische Erprobung eins prototypischen Systems zur ökologischen Bewertung alternativer Produktionspläne. Dieses System besteht aus den Komponenten IWUS-PPS, IWUS-Umweltbilanz und dem Exupro-Bewertungssystem. Die am Projekt beteiligten Industriepartner sollten in die Lage versetzt werden, mit Hilfe des IWUS/Exupro Systems eine Bilanzierung von produktbezogenen Umweltdaten durchzuführen und diese anschließend nach ökologischen Gesichtspunkten zu bewerten.

Dabei werden von den Modulen IWUS-PPS und IWUS-Umweltbilanz für einzelne Produkte bzw. Artikel arbeitsplanbezogen Input-Output Analysen erstellt und zu Sachbilanzen verknüpft. Mit Hilfe des Exupro-Bewertungssystems werden diese visualisiert und bewertet.

Das IWUS-System kann somit als betriebliches Umweltinformationssystem (BUIS) zur Erfassung von Umweltinformationen aus der Fertigung genutzt werden.

Duration 01.07.1999 - 30.06.1999, Funded by PFAU

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GBC

Global Bangemann Challenge

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Bremen takes part in a world-wide

competition in the field of information

technology: The City of Stockholm

challenges cities in the whole world to

show their finest information

technology projects in the Global

Bangemann Challenge.

Duration 01.01.1997 - 30.06.1999, Funded by

Projektlogo European Network of Advanced Performance Studies
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ENAPS

European Network of Advanced Performance Studies

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Objective of the ENAPS project was to establish and run a European network for performance studies in European industry. Currently there is the establishment of ENAPS LTD. This company is offering Process Benchmarking services to European industry and is located under www.enaps.com

Duration 12.01.1995 - 31.05.1999, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Electronic Data Interchange for the Maritime Industry
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EDIMAR

Electronic Data Interchange for the Maritime Industry

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The EDIMAR project aims to exploit state-of-the-art information and communication technologies supporting integration throughout the entire ship life cycle.

Duration 01.10.1997 - 31.03.1999, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Computer Supported Co-operative Construction Management
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CSCCM

Computer Supported Co-operative Construction Management

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The CSCCM project reengineered

the bid preparation process of small

and medium enterprises in the

building industry. Objective was to

develop a computerised system that

supports the complete bidding process

and thus to demonstrate how modern

IT-based management and cooperation

techniques can be applied for

increasing a company's

competitiveness.

Duration 15.12.1996 - 14.03.1999, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Integrative Unternehmensgestaltung - Erster Durchgang
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iu

Integrative Unternehmensgestaltung - Erster Durchgang

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Bei dem Modellversuch IU wurde in Kooperation zwischen den Fachbereichen 4 und 11 an der Universität Bremen ein viersemestriges berufsbegleitendes Weiterbildungsstudium entwickelt, durchgeführt und evaluiert. Das Weiterbildungsangebot richtete sich bundesweit an MitarbeiterInnen aus den Bereichen Arbeitssicherheit, Gesundheits- und Umweltschutz, Personalentwicklung, Qualitätsmanagement und Organisation.

Duration 01.01.1996 - 30.06.1998, Funded by ESF - Senator für Arbeit


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INTERMODA

INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR INTERMODAL TRANSPORT BETWEEN THE EU AND THE CEECs

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The objective of the project INTERMODA is the definition of a Pan-European Network of Intermodal Transport between the EU and the CEECs for 2001 to 2015. The project will contribute to remove obstacles and bottlenecks (infrastructure, organisation and operation) using intermodal transport in CEE and its connection to the Trans European Networks on Transport (TEN-Tr). It offers the possibility to develop databases, to specify a intermodal network, to assess the status quo of intermodal transport and market determinants, to form scenarios for future demand, and to consider measures to improve and align current and future networks. INTERMODA considers the potentials of possible intermodal transport solutions for promotion of sustainable mobility. All proposed measures will be in line with Decision No. 1692/96/EC. The project will contribute to fill the gap in level of development of the transport sector in the EU and the CEECs and facilitate the enlargement and thus is of "Community added value".

Duration 14.06.1900 - 12.10.1900, Funded by Competitive and Sustainable GROWTH Programme

Projektlogo Empowering audio content providers through e-work and interactivity management to exploit audio knowledge bases in the market for interactive audio entertainment across TV, PVR, internet and WAP platforms
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AUDIOTAIN

Empowering audio content providers through e-work and interactivity management to exploit audio knowledge bases in the market for interactive audio entertainment across TV, PVR, internet and WAP platforms

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AUDIOTAIN’s RTD work delivers the necessary audio-interactivity solutions that enable audio content

providers such as radio broadcasters to exploit existing knowledge databases for new interactive audio

entertainment services. New methods of e-work and knowledge management functionalities allow for the

dynamic re-purposing of audio material and the multiple delivery to media platforms that were previously

not open to audio content providers (e.g. WAP or digital television). The AUDIOTAIN project’s challenge

is to develop practical and integrated interactivity management solutions that allow for the extraction and

re-combination of audio knowledge across traditional media boundaries.

Duration 09.08.1900 - 06.01.1900, Funded by IST-2000-29302

Projektlogo Integrative Unternehmensgestaltung - Zweiter Durchgang
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2.IU

Integrative Unternehmensgestaltung - Zweiter Durchgang

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Diese berufsbegleitende Qualifizierung richtet sich an Fach- und Führungskräfte aus Bremen, die in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen Veränderungsprozesse initiieren und gestalten wollen.<br> Die TeilnehmerInnen haben die Möglichkeit, <ul> <li> fachliche und überfachliche Kompetenzen zur Lösung betrieblicher Problemstellungen zu erwerben <li> im eigenen Unternehmen Veränderungsprojekte mit Hilfe von gezieltem Coaching herbeizuführen <li> eine von der DVNLP anerkannte Qualifizierung zum NLP-Business-Practioner zu durchlaufen </ul><br> Die Verbindung von persönlicher Qualifizierung und deren Umsetzung in konkreten betrieblichen Projekten gewährleistet in besonderer Weise die Umsetzung erworbener Kompetenzen in der Praxis.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESF

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AIKuL

Agentenbasierte Integration unternehmensübergreifender Logistikprozesse

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AIKuL(Agent-Based Integration and Coordination of

Inter-Organizational Logistic Processes)

Modern IT infrastructure are fundamental for the realization of modern

production paradigms. This project deals with the interorganizational coordination

of the production of complex unique products. Distributed production almost invariably triggers

problems in communication and coordination and thus requires a framework

for the development of a distributed system based on a multi agent technology

for the coordination and management/control of activities in company

networks. One of the main advantages of using agents being the close

connection of modelling and execution, any adaptions may be carried out

during the course of the process, exceptions may be dealt with, and dynamic

processes may be supported.

The work elements of the two participating companies are characterized by

an intensive exchange of product specifications

stress is laid on document and modification management.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ISP (FoLo)

Projektlogo Implanting CSCW and CAD Innovations into the User Enterprise
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AIT-Implant

Implanting CSCW and CAD Innovations into the User Enterprise

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Objectives and Results - The project objective is to develop a Generic Enterprise Change Management Methodology (GENCMM) and recommend, improve associated tools in order to support efficiently the IT Innovation cycle from strategic planning to the IT innovation integration and deployment. Furthermore the Project Consortia developed a prototype of the so called electronic assistant enabling an efficient information management in an innovation project.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Advanced Mechatronics Technology for Turbine Blades Repair
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AMATEUR

Advanced Mechatronics Technology for Turbine Blades Repair

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Due to normal wear or accidental damage, turbine blades of an aircraft engine must be repaired in regular periods. The AMATEUR project is aiming at the development of an integrated solution for the finishing phase of the repair process which is the most difficult and critical one.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Anticipated SME Production Simulation for Negotiation Support within a Customer/Supplier Context
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ASPIRE

Anticipated SME Production Simulation for Negotiation Support within a Customer/Supplier Context

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Small and Medium Companies have to deal with very short term orders, while maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction and low prices. The project intends to develop a decision-support software tool dedicated to respond to their specific production planning needs and that also responds to the need they have to negotiate with their customers and suppliers as they schedule their production.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Brite-EuRAM

BIBB

BIBB - Computergestützte Prüfungsaufgaben für den kaufmännischen Bereich

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Der auf Microsoft Excel basierende Prototyp für computergestützte Prüfungsaufgaben orientiert sich an kaufmännischen betrieblichen Abläufen und ermöglicht es, den Umfang der in der Ausbildung erworbenen beruflichen Handlungskompetenz zu erfassen. <br> Der entwickelte Prototyp ist modular gestaltet, was die Bewertung isolierter Teilaufgaben ebenso möglich macht wie die Erweiterung um neue Prüfungsbereiche.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

Projektlogo Bi-lateral Research In Digital Global Enterprise Support
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BRIDGES

Bi-lateral Research In Digital Global Enterprise Support

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The objective of the BRIDGES Working Group is to form a forum for the transfer of knowledge on digital business developments between Europe and the United State of America. European and US projects that are concerned with the development of Digital Business solutions will be involved. This forum is intended to stimulate the exchange of information on digital business topics between research centres, industrial enterprises, industrial sectors, projects and programmes of the two sides of the Atlantic.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT


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BRISE

Bremer Regionale Informationsgesellschafts-Strategie Entwicklung

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Aufgabe des Projektes BRISE ist die Entwicklung

eines Strategie- und Aktionsplanes zur Einführung

der Informationsgesellschaft in der Region Bremen

unter Beteiligung aller relevanten gesellschaftlichen

Gruppen. Die erste Phase, die Entwicklung des

Strategie- und Aktionsplanes zum Inhalt hatte,

wurde Ende 1998 abgeschlossen. Schwerpunkt der folgenden zweiten

Phase ist die Umsetzung der identifizierten Leitprojekte.

Das Projekt läuft unter Federführung des

Senators für Häfen, überregionalen Verkehr und

Außenhandel.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by RISI

Projektlogo Concurrent Engineering in Practice - Demonstrating the Innovative Development of Aircraft Components in Small and Medium Enterprises
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CEPRA

Concurrent Engineering in Practice - Demonstrating the Innovative Development of Aircraft Components in Small and Medium Enterprises

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The CEPRA project aims to introduce Concurrent Engineering to SMEs in order to show the effictiveness of Concurrent Engineering in that area.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo A Practical Communication and Decision Support Environment for Managing Concurrent Product Development
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CODESCO

A Practical Communication and Decision Support Environment for Managing Concurrent Product Development

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The CODESCO project develops a communication and decision support environment for project managers working in concurrent

product development. The environment comprises a methodology and a software system enabling and facilitating decision making in early

development phases.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Co-operative Evaluation and Dissemination of Industrial and Academic Requirements by a European Technology Transfer and Education Network
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CO-MIND

Co-operative Evaluation and Dissemination of Industrial and Academic Requirements by a European Technology Transfer and Education Network

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The scope of the ESPRIT Working Group CO-MIND is to determine a mechanism that will support

"Technological Transferand Awareness between Industrial Sectors, SMEs and Academia to Influence

the next Generation of Engineers". A co-operative Education and Technology Transfer Network

(ETTN), accessible and sourcing knowledge thoughout Europe, will be necessary to educate and train

'Best of Breed' Engineers that can contribute to the growth of globally competitive industry.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo BWL-Lernsoftware für (Quer-)Einsteiger
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ConTrolli

BWL-Lernsoftware für (Quer-)Einsteiger

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Als Auftragsforschung für die VSS (Gesellschaft für Beratung, Projektmanagement und Informationstechnologien) hat die Abteilung 2.5 eine Lernsoftware in Form eines Fernstudiums gestaltet. Die Inhalte umfassen BWL-Grundlagen sowie Aspekte der Bilanzierung und der Kosten/Leistungsrechnung. Die Software basiert auf EXCEL, enthält PowerPoint-Präsentationen sowie auflockernde grafische und akustische Elemente. Per E-Mail ist eine Rückmeldung an die Entwickler vorgesehen.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

Projektlogo A Concurrent Engineering Simulation Game
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COSIGA

A Concurrent Engineering Simulation Game

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Objective of the COSIGA project is the development and validation of a computer based multimedia simulation game for the European engineers and students in Concurrent Engineering (CE). The aim of the game is to experience product development within a CE-domain introducing the concepts of parallel and co-operative working in a distributive environment.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

Projektlogo DEvelopment Agencies and their impact on Foreign direct INvestment
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DEAFIN

DEvelopment Agencies and their impact on Foreign direct INvestment

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by RECITE II

Projektlogo Decision Support for Optimal Bidding in a Competitive Business Environment
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DECIDE

Decision Support for Optimal Bidding in a Competitive Business Environment

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The Commission of the European Communities (CEC) is backing the project entitled "Decision Support for optimal

Bidding in a competitive Business Environment" (DECIDE) which aims at developing a computerised system providing

decision support in order to improve the effectiveness of bidding.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo A System to Realise Dynamic Networked Organisations on Heterogeneous Networks in the Consultancy / Agency Sector
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DYNOCA

A System to Realise Dynamic Networked Organisations on Heterogeneous Networks in the Consultancy / Agency Sector

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The DYNOCA project aims at enabling and supporting <b>dynamic networked organisations</b> in the consultancy / agency sector carrying out media/design and consultancy projects.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by IST

Projektlogo Enhanced Digital Short Range Radio Applications

E-DSRR

Enhanced Digital Short Range Radio Applications

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The E-DSRR Project aims to verify and validate an integrated satellite/mobile multimedia communication platform, built on third generation communication services principles, for healthcare and education applications. To achieve this objective, the project intends to scale up an existing radio system prototype which comprises satellite interworking facilities and build a series of Distant Learning, CSCW and Telemedicine applications for different end user groups.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

Projektlogo European Information Exchange Service for the communication between harbour areas
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EIES

European Information Exchange Service for the communication between harbour areas

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The principal results and conclusions deriving from the EIES project are summarised here: several service prototypes have been designed, developed and trialled. The overall EIES services provided today are:

     

  • an information system for all relevant actors in the maritime area (administrative and commercial organisations) for routine and non routine communication. This distribution of multimedia information has been provided by two database applications: "Blue Pages" (BP), which provides information on port companies (address, phone numbers, contact persons...) and "Port Entry Guide" (PEG), based on already existing paper guides. This PEG service provides Geographical Information Systems (GIS) capabilities (clickable maps of the ports) and contains logical links to the Blue Pages information;
  • the possibility to use CSCW (Computer Supported Co-operative Work) tools. The CSCW services experimented within EIES have been the MBone tools and NetMeeting; these collaborative services are used particularly for the management of crisis situations in real-time and in the general decision-making process (virtual meetings);
  • an automated information exchange system (EDI) adapted to the dangerous cargo notification messages case, and accessed via the Web;
  • an access to the information system from ships and from mobile terminals within the harbour area (via Inmarsat-HSD - High Speed Data - and Enhanced DSRR - Digital Short Range Radio).

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ACTS

Projektlogo Entwicklung eines Planungssystems zur Optimierung der Abfalltransporte in der Region Bremen
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EPOS

Entwicklung eines Planungssystems zur Optimierung der Abfalltransporte in der Region Bremen

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ISP-Logistik

Projektlogo Extended Products in Dynamic Enterprises
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EXPIDE

Extended Products in Dynamic Enterprises

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The IST-cluster project EXPIDE will analyse all e-business related projects dealing with extended products

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by IST

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FIRMWIND

FIRMWIND

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The general aim of the project FIRMWIND is to identify cost effective and viable methods for increasing the

capacity credit and penetration level of wind energy at the local electrical distribution system level, with

particular focus on networks whose link to the transmission system is of limited capacity. Increases

may be possible through any combination of power side control, load side control (centralised or

distributed), storage, the introduction of complementary plant or management of the grid link.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by 5. RP


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Handwerk

Der Handwerksbetrieb im dienstleistungsorientieren Wandel

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Um markt- und konkurrenzfähig zu bleiben, muß sich der Handwerksbetrieb mit seinen Produkten von industriell gefertigten Produkten abheben, d.h. er muß sich auf individuelle, den Kundenwünschen entsprechende Produkte spezialisieren.

Er muß umfassende Dienstleistungen für den Kunden anbieten, die in der Phase der Akquisition mit einer fundierten und individuellen Beratung beginnt und eine intensive Nachbetreuungnach Fertigstellung des Produktes einschließt.

Der Handwerker muß zu einem kompetenten Ansprechpartner für den Kunden werden, der auch die Kooperation mit anderen Handwerksbetrieben übernimmt und dem Kinden so eine Leitung "aus einer Hand" bietet.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Aut/ESF

Projektlogo Konzeptentwicklung zur Einführung von I&amp;K-Technologien in KMU
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InfoTech

Konzeptentwicklung zur Einführung von I&amp;K-Technologien in KMU

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Das Innovations- und Qualifizierungsprojekt InfoTech bietet Bremer Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, die neuen IuK-Technologien zu erproben und Massnahmen der betrieblichen Umgestaltung mit kompetenten Partnern zu realisieren.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESF und Senator für Arbeit

Projektlogo Language Acquisition using Advanced Telecommunication
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LAUSATEL

Language Acquisition using Advanced Telecommunication

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The project LAUSATEL intends to develop

and evaluate new ways of language acquisition

by using up-to-date telecommunication

technologies.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Leonardo

Projektlogo Logistics Chain Multidimensional Design Toolbox with environmental Assessmen
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LOCOMOTIVE

Logistics Chain Multidimensional Design Toolbox with environmental Assessmen

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo A simulation based approach to just-in time training concepts in logistics on the basis of real cases
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LogTrain

A simulation based approach to just-in time training concepts in logistics on the basis of real cases

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The LogTrain project aims at developing and testing computer based training material in logistics. It has a focus on simulation as a

learning technique for complex systems in combination with the use of the internet to enable just-in-time and on-the-job training.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Leonardo

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MANAGE GW

Führung und Organisation im Krankenhaus

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Die berufsbegleitende Fortbildung richtet sich an ÄrztInnen mit leitenden Aufgaben in Bremer und Bremerhavener Krankenhäusern. <br> Die Fortbildung vermittelt den TeilnehmerInnen Managementkenntnisse und -methoden. Das Projekt hat zwei Bestandteile: neun Seminare und anschliessende Transferprojekte mit Coaching.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESF/ADAPT


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MAREXPO

Transeuropean Information Dissemination on Maritime Industry

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MAREXPO is a dissemination and awareness action running under the framework of the Esprit Programme.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

Projektlogo Maritime Virtual Enterprise Linkage - Open User Syndicate
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MARVEL OUS

Maritime Virtual Enterprise Linkage - Open User Syndicate

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MARVEL OUS is a project under the umbrella of the G7 initiative MARIS (Maritime Information Society) and is accepted as a user reference

project under the 4th framework programme of the European Commission.

MARVEL OUS is an end-user driven project. The impetus behind the development comes from the end-users of the system. The consortium consists of

shipyards, classification societies and research institutes (eleven companies from seven countries).

Project objectives

MARVEL OUS will

 

 define Process Chains for design, manufacturing, logistics and survey 
 identify suitable Information and Communication Technology to support these chains 
 install accompanying measures to shorten product development and improve logistics 
 promote application concepts through pilot installation of state of the art technology 
 identify gaps in current applications and therefore 
 trigger new RTD projects and 
 assures their complementary coverage of the entire life cycle 

 

MARVEL OUS will identify and harmonise generic requirements for use of advanced information and communication technology (IT and CT) in manufacturing

and engineering across the maritime industry, building up links with other sectors for the mutual benefit.

MARVEL OUS will develop detailed specifications of IT and CT user requirements and will prototyping, test and demonstrate the conception basis of

commercially available solutions.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Innovative Approaches for Modelling and Integrating complex Processes and Systems
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MOKASSIN

Innovative Approaches for Modelling and Integrating complex Processes and Systems

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The aim of the MOKASSIN-project is the development of a software tool - the MOKASSIN-System - which will enable the user to model his complex processes independantly and computer-supported.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Models for Operational Reliability, Integrity and Availability of Ship Machinery Systems
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MOSYS

Models for Operational Reliability, Integrity and Availability of Ship Machinery Systems

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MOSYS aims to enhance the operational efficiency and profitability of ship plant systems through reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) analysis at ship design stage and implementation of Technical Asset Integrity Management (TAIM) technology during the rest of the ship life-cycle.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Brite/EuRam

Projektlogo A Practical Approach to Concurrent Engineering
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PACE

A Practical Approach to Concurrent Engineering

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The project aimed to develop a holistic infrastructure supporting companies in the implementation of CE

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Brite-EuRam

Projektlogo Prozessintegrierte Anpassungsqualifizierung mit modernen Medien
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Palme

Prozessintegrierte Anpassungsqualifizierung mit modernen Medien

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Hintergrund: Berufliches, kontinuierliches Lernen in den Betrieben setzt handlungsorientiertes Lernen voraus. Fachkräfte und Meister in KMU benötigen anwendungsbezogene betriebswirtschaftliche Kompetenzen.

Ziele: Anwendungsorientierte Qualifizierung, Berücksichtigung der betrieblichen Realität in KMU, Präsensphase + dezentrales und computerunterstütztes Lernen.

Ergebnisse: Ausgewogenes Bildungskonzept im Bereich betriebswirtschaftliches Denken und Handeln, Multimediale Lehr- und Lernmaterialien auf der Basis betrieblicher Fallbeispiele und PALME Informations- und Kommunikationssystem auf der Basis von Internetanwendungen.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by

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PLANET

Network of Excellence in AI Planning

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The PLANET network aims to construct a coordinated Framework for European research and development in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) planning and scheduling to promote the transfer of this leading-edge technology into European industry.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESPRIT

Projektlogo Process chains for Rapid Technical Prototypes
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RAPTEC

Process chains for Rapid Technical Prototypes

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Die Herstellung von Prototypen ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Entwicklung neuer Automobile. Dabei sind Werkzeuge zur Fertigung von Teilen aus Kunststoff und Blech unverzichtbare Hilfsmittel. Die Werkzeuge müssen schnell und billig produzierbar sein. Dabei sollen die Eigenschaften der mit ihnen gefertigten Teile denen der Serienteile möglichst gleichen. Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist die Verbes-serung der Herstellbarkeit der genannten Teile durch die Optimierung bestehender Rapid Prototyping (RP) Prozessketten. Dazu werden geeignete Lösungen ausge-sucht, in Fallstudien deren Möglichkeiten und Schwachstellen ermittelt und Lösungen zu ihrer Beseitigung erarbeitet und erprobt.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by BRITE

RP-Workbench

Entwicklung einer Workbench für Rapid-Prototyping-Prozesse

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Zielsetzung dieses Projektes war die Entwicklung eines auf standardisierten und neutralen Schnittstellen aufbauenden Softwaresystems zur Unterstützung der Datenaufbereitung für RP-Anwendungen. Dadurch wird der Datentransfer von CAD-Systemen zu RP-Prozessen, insbesondere für KMU's ohne eigene Entwicklungskapazitäten im Bereich der geometrischen Datenverarbeitung, vereinfacht und sichergestellt.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Stiftung Industrieforschung

Stahlwerke

Modellierung und Konzeption eines Logistiksystems zur Unterstützung der Logistik und Produktionsplanung in der verteilten Stahlproduktion

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Modellierung und Konzeption eines Logistiksystems zur Unterstützung der Logistik und Produktionsplanung in der verteilten Stahlproduktion

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by FoLO-Projekt


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VENTO

Virtual ENTerprise Organiser

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VENTO establishes a virtual enterprise model, that illustrates the interaction etween suppliers, distributors, sub-contractors etc.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by


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Verbund I

Q-TOP Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Das Projekt Verbund I ist Bestandteil des Qualifizierungsnetzwerks Technik-Organisation-Personal in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Die im Programm enthaltenen Weiterbildungsmassnahmen begleiteten Veränderungsprozesse, die in den Unternehmen nach der "Wende" anstanden. Neben der Erweiterung der beruflichen Kompetenz der TeilnehmerInnen wurden die Unternehmen wirtschaftlich stabilisiert.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by ESF

VOLLERS

VOLLERS

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Folo

WfB-Holzwerkstatt

Entwicklung einer flexiblen Arbeits- und Fertigungsorganisation unter Beachtung der Besonderheiten des Eigenbetriebs Werkstatt Bremen Martinshof Werkstatt für Behinderte - Verbundvorhaben Werkstatt Bremen als Pilotprojekt Holzwerkstatt Martinsheide

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Die WERKSTATT BREMEN ist als Werkstatt für

Behinderte mit ihrem Dienstleistungs- und

Produktprogramm dem Konkurrenzdruck des

freien Marktes ausgesetzt. Ziel dieses Projektes

ist es, pilothaft, am Beispiel des

Fertigungsbereiches Holzwerkstatt, eine

ganzheitliche und beteiligungsorientierte

Organisationsentwicklung mit Stamm- und

behinderten MitarbeiterInnen einzuleiten,

deren Ziel eine flexible Fertigungsorganisation

ist.

Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by Bremer Landesprogramm

Projektlogo Prozeßketten zur Replikation komplexer Optikkomponenten
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SFB-TR4

Prozeßketten zur Replikation komplexer Optikkomponenten

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Forschungsprogramm

In dem geplanten transregionalen Sonderforschungsbereich sollen die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen zur deterministischen und kostengünstigen Herstellung von optischen Bauelementen mit komplexen Geometrien erarbeitet werden. Dies soll durch den Aufbau geschlossener Prozeßketten mit den Kernbereichen Formenbau und Replikation erreicht werden. Als komplex werden im folgenden solche Oberflächenformen bezeichnet, die mehr Freiheitsgrade besitzen als plane und sphärische Flächen, allgemein also asymmetrische und asphärische Flächen, strukturierte Oberflächen (z. B. Arrays, prismatische oder Fresnelstrukturen) sowie Kombinationen dieser Flächenformen. Für diese Oberflächen sind i. d. R. keine deterministischen Herstellungsverfahren bekannt, d. h. der Bearbeitungsprozeß muß - unter Umständen mehrmals - durch Meßprozesse unterbrochen und korrigiert werden, wodurch die Fertigung aufwendig und teuer wird. Deshalb sind dem Einsatz komplexer Oberflächen bis heute enge Grenzen gesetzt, obwohl sie enorme funktionelle Vorteile bieten, wie beispielsweise:

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  • Kompakte Bauweise durch geringes Gewicht und geringes Volumen;

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  • Anpassung an konstruktive Randbedingungen;

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  • Realisierung völlig neuartiger Designkonzepte;

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  • Verbindung optischer mit mechanischen Funktionen.

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    Der vorliegende Sonderforschungsbereich greift die Problemstellung der kostengünstigen und flexiblen Serienfabrikation auf, um die grundlegenden Voraussetzungen für sichere Prozeßketten und deterministische Fertigungsprozesse zur Replikation komplexer Optikkomponenten zu schaffen.

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by DFG Sonderforschungsbereich

Schwund

Ausrichten von schwundbehafteten Freiformflächen in der Fertigung

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Schwund und Aufmaß begleiten Fertigungsprozesse (Gießen, Schmieden, Sintern u.ä.) und füh-ren zu Volumenänderungen, welche die dabei interessierenden, lokal begrenzten geometrischen Größen (Maß- und Formabweichungen) überlagern.

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Die übergeordnete Idee des Vorhabens besteht deshalb darin, die Ist-Oberfläche eines Werkstük-kes/Werkzeuges meßtechnisch möglichst vollständig und detailliert zu erfassen, um auf der Grundlage dieser Daten Schwundvorgänge von Maß- und Formabweichungen des gesamten Ob-jektes zu separieren. Voraussetzung dafür ist die Entwicklung eines effizienten mathematischen Algorithmus, mit dem die Ist- und Soll-Koordinaten der Objektoberfläche "möglichst gut" zur Deckung gebracht werden können. Dieser Ausrichtalgorithmus erfordert keine mechanisch ex-akte Ausrichtung mehr. Vielmehr handelt es sich um eine numerische Koordinaten-Transformation, welche die Gesamtheit der Ist-Punkte der Oberfläche so in die Umgebung der zugehörigen Soll-Punkte überträgt, daß eine festgelegte Abstandsnorm minimal wird. Klassische Ausrichtmethoden versagen allerdings im Fall schwundbehafteter Freiformflächen, weil die zu-grundeliegenden Daten infolge der Schwundvorgänge ihre relative Lage zueinander verändern.

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Aus diesem Grund soll der in Vorarbeiten entwickelte, effiziente Ausrichtalgorithmus schrittwei-se erweitert werden, um Freiformflächen mit isotropem und anisotropem Schwund/Aufmaß ma-thematisch ausrichten zu können.

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Die Umsetzung des Algorithmus und die meßtechnische Überprüfung erfolgt je nach Aufgaben-stellung durch die Koordinatenmeßtechnik oder durch die Streifenprojektion. Die allgemeingül-tig formulierte Methodik des Algorithmus erlaubt es, weitere Freiheitsgrade und Prozeßparame-ter in den Ausrichtalgorithmus für Freiformflächen zu integrieren.

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Duration 30.11.-0001 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by FNK


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KNN

Modellierung und Steuerung der Produktion mit künstlichen neuronalen Netzen

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An adaptive neural network system was developed to be used in firms that follow the workshop principle - handling workpieces at different work stations. This system controls the throughput time and the buffer inventory. Neural networks are able to learn new, non-linear forms of control of production systems. At the same time, they can flexibly adapt themselves to changing production conditions, which are caused by disturbances. The use of neural networks leads to an increase in production efficiency, particularly due to the constant production level, by decreasing the throughput times, minimising the floating capital and having a better control over the disturbances.

Duration 01.01.2000 - 30.11.-0001, Funded by DFG

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