Standardization of Cyber-Physical System for Smart manufacturing

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November 2016
Defense date: 
Wednesday 11 March 2020
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A Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is a smart system that depends on the collaboration of cyber and physical components.  CPSs link the physical world through sensors, actuators, robotics, and embedded systems with the virtual world of information processing. Besides, CPS is a broad area of engineering which supports applications across emergency response, air transportation, critical infrastructure, health care, intelligent transportation, robotic for service, and particularly Smart Manufacturing. CPS is the core technology enabling the transition from Industry 3.0 to Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0) and is transforming advanced global manufacturing. However, dynamic reconfiguration, information technology, wireless connectivity, are essential challenges for cyber-physical production system (CPPS), and standardization is one of the vital challenges for CPPS.

The objective of this thesis is to help the industry companies to integrate CPS in their production line, focusing on standards. The main contribution of this research is thus a theoretical decision-making framework for CPS integration. The application is the development of a framework that will facilitate the design and configuration of CPS systems to build a decision support system for production systems to focus on standardization. The resources (machines, consumables, products) will be equipped with a set of sensors/actuators, so they can interact with each other and with their environment to give information about the production process and to manage critical situations.

The contributions of this thesis are first a literature review about Smart Manufacturing, CPS and standards, CPS architectures; second a proposed 3C CPS architecture for Smart Manufacturing; third a study on CPS wireless requirements from existing wireless technology standards; fourth a proposition of standards for each component of the 3C CPS architecture; and fifth, the validation of the proposed 3C CPS architecture in the Capacitor production line of Exxelia manufacturing. 

The proposed architecture and standards will assist the Smart Manufacturing companies in integrating CPS in their production lines.

Keywords: Cyber-Physical System; Smart Manufacturing; Standardization; Wireless Connectivity; CPS Architectures