An initial set of 11 building blocks will be developed for the I-MECH platform. These building blocks will focus on smart programmable sensors and actuators, wireless sensors, high performance servo drives, high speed vision, multivariable and self-learning control, self-commissioning, auto-tuning of control loops, condition monitoring and multi/many core computing for motion control. The I-MECH project also aims to develop a Model-Based (Systems) Engineering methodology for the I-MECH platform.
Your input will enable us to develop a motion control platform that can solve the challenging motion control problems of the European manufacturing industry. We are in particular interested in your expectations about model based (systems) engineering and its value. We would appreciate your feedback on the following 10 questions.
-early validation of concepts-optimization of designs in the engineering phase-concurrent engineering-early validation of control algorithms and application software, validating the software using a model of the system instead of the real hardware-virtual commissioning-advanced model based control-model based auto-tuning-model based condition monitoring
A model based systems engineering approach (MBSE) takes model based engineering a big step further. MBSE aims to link all engineering data, including requirements, specifications, system architecture, models, data, test results, etc., together using an overcoupling 'model'. This model is used throughout the entire product life cycle. MBSE should give a better overview of your project and ensure traceability of parameters used within the project. We are investigating whether a MBSE-based methodology can be used in combination with the I-MECH platform.