Interdisciplinary Function-Oriented Design and Verification for the Development of Mechatronical Products

  • R. Stark
  • H. Hayka
  • A. Figge
  • R. Woll
Conference paper


Mechatronical products integrate components that are developed by different fields of engineering and combine them in order to provide new functionalities. The main challenge is the ever increasing complexity and the required degree of interdisciplinarity. The joint research project MIKADO adressed this demand by integrating domain specific development methods and tools into a more systems-engineering-oriented approach. Special emphasis has been placed on the early phases of product development in order to facilitate an early coordination between mechanical, electronical and software engineers and to provide them with easy means for the functional verification of virtual product models.


Mechatronics Product development Requirements engineering Functional mock-up 

List of Abbreviations


Computer Aided Design


Digital Mock-Up


Functional Mock-Up


Function Oriented Design


Original Equipment Manufacturer


Small and Medium Enterprises


Verein Deutscher Ingenieure



The joint research project MIKADO was partly funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (support code 02PG12XX), coached by the Project Management Agency Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Division Production and Manufacturing Technologies (PTKA-PFT) and coordinated by Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Industrial Information Technology, Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department for Virtual Product CreationFraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)BerlinGermany

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