Intelligent Port Logbook for the Efficient and Sustainable Use of Port Infrastructure
In Port2Connect (Intelligent Port Logbook for the Efficient and Sustainable Use of Port Infrastructure), a digital port logbook is being developed that increases the transparency and visibility of processes in the port and enables automatic planning and optimisation with artificial intelligence.
processes in the port and enables automatic planning and optimisation with artificial intelligence. Through the intelligent monitoring and assistance system, ships are digitally accompanied and monitored during their stay in the port. In particular, this is intended to achieve the goals for more efficient use as well as sustainable protection against damage to the existing port infrastructure and an improvement in the climate by reducing emissions.
The port logbook is being developed as an example for 2,200 metres of the Stromkaje in Bremerhaven. Various requirements are placed on such a system. These include the recording and allocation of emissions as well as the location of the berths directly on the Weser, which are exposed to the river current and the tidal range caused by the tides. Furthermore, in order to use the berths efficiently, ships in the port must be moved more frequently. In addition, large container ships in particular pose an increased risk of damage to the infrastructure, and it is precisely these ships that account for a large proportion of the port’s total emissions.
Duration 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025, Funded by BMDV
- T. Schindler () (Project manager)
SYstemic DIgital Twins for Industrial Logistics
In the SYDITIL project, a systemic digital twin (DT) for logistics is being developed. The technological basis is Σ, a language and method for describing complex socio-technical systems, and the WorldLab software. Based on the application scenarios warehouse logistics and port logistics the DT will be developed and evaluated. The intended solution will help to continuously improve the logistics processes. For this purpose, the DT is constantly updated with data gathered from the logistics systems and simulates possible scenarios as well as forecasts upcoming risks. If necessary, the DT sents alerts to control and monitoring systems to optimize logistics operations. In addition, the visualization of simulation and forecast results supports decision-making for future planning.
Duration 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025, Funded by EU - EIT Manufacturing
- H. Engbers () (Project manager)
- M. Veigt ()
Intelligent Exoskeleton/Task Matchmaking
Despite the increasing automation and digitalization of industrial processes, manual activities are still indispensable for companies, as many tasks cannot be fully automated for technical or financial reasons. Ergonomic injuries are one of the most common categories of workplace injuries today. It is estimated that more than 30% of accidents resulting in days away from work are due to ergonomic-related injuries. To reduce physical strain on employees, exoskeletons can be used to assist with non-ergonomic movements. However, selecting the right exoskeleton for a job requires expertise in work planning and medicine, which is not always available, especially in small and medium-sized companies.
In order to quickly and cost-effectively find an initial selection of a suitable exoskeleton, a mobile application is developed with the help of which the performed work steps can be evaluated by video analysis with AI methods and special stresses are described. Subsequently, a suitable exoskeleton for the activity can be suggested on the basis of the stresses identified.
The application is evaluated in terms of ease of use and output results in laboratory tests and compared with currently used checklist-based methods.
10.10.2022 - 31.03.2023,
Funded by EU
- L. Rolfs () (Project manager)
Hydrogen for Bremen’s industrial transformation
The hyBit project plays a important role in the realization of the EU's goal of a climate-neutral economy by means of green hydrogen in a holistic energy transition. The overarching question of the project is: How can climate neutrality be achieved through the targeted technical, economic, ecological, legal and social design of hydrogen hubs? In five steps, pilot applications are defined via flexible modeling of logistics systems that run on hydrogen. For this purpose, transformation paths, infrastructure concepts and roadmaps will first be developed and simulated. The results and simulation performance will be made available to a central transformation platform, which will combine them with the results of other issues beyond mobility and logistics.
Duration 01.09.2022 - 28.02.2026, Funded by BMBF
- S. Oelker () (Project manager)
A META OPERATING SYSTEM FOR BROKERING HYPER-DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS ON CLOUD COMPUTING CONTINUUMS
NebulOuS will introduce an appropriate meta-operating system that encompasses brokerage capabilities across the cloud computing continuum. Specifically, it will enable the emergence of ad-hoc fog brokerage ecosystems that exploit IoT/edge and fog nodes, in parallel to multi-cloud resources to cope with the requirements of hyper distributed applications. Such applications will be managed by NebulOuS considering the full life-cycle support of edge and cloud resources to enable hosting nodes across organisational units of the same or different business entities or reach private datacentres of telecom providers, constituting ad-hoc cloud computing continuums. BIBA will integrate the research on distributed digital twins and their orchestration in the cloud computing continuum and employ the NebulOuS solution in an application scenario in the domain of crisis management and communication.
Duration 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2025, Funded by EU
- M. Stietencron () (Project manager)