A Conceptual Agent-Based Planning Algorithm for the Production of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Aircrafts by Using Mobile Production Units

  • Hamido Hourani
  • Philipp Wolters
  • Eckart Hauck
  • Annika Raatz
  • Sabina Jeschke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7101)

Abstract

In order to adapt to new modifications of a product, a new production line and competences should be developed. Enhancing this adaptability feature is the target of the presented conceptual approach. This target is achieved by constructing a product, which is fixed at its place, by heterogeneous mobile production units. In this paper, the product is an aircraft which is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Having two types of agents (i.e. planning agents and representative agents), the conceptual approach supports flexibility and parallelism too. The planning agents depend on their general knowledge on the construction progress to provide an abstract plan. The representative agents, which represent the physical production units, depend on their local surrounding environment to draw a concrete plan from the provided abstract plan. Defining the roles of both types of agents are also within the scope of this paper.

Keywords

Assembly Automation Composite Material Aircraft Multi-Agent System Planning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamido Hourani
    • 1
  • Philipp Wolters
    • 1
  • Eckart Hauck
    • 1
  • Annika Raatz
    • 2
  • Sabina Jeschke
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Management Cybernetics (IfU)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Machine Tools and Production TechnologyTU Braunschweig UniversityBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA) and, Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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