Design of an information system for metrology contents


Ferri, C., Jamshidi, J., Loftus, C. and Maropoulos, P., 2010. Design of an information system for metrology contents. In: Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. and Maropoulos, P. G., eds. Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology.Vol. 66. Springer, pp. 957-970. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing)

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    Dimensional and form inspections are key to the manufacturing and assembly of products. Product verification can involve a number of different measuring instruments operated using their dedicated software. Typically, each of these instruments with their associated software is more suitable for the verification of a pre-specified quality characteristic of the product than others. The number of different systems and software applications to perform a complete measurement of products and assemblies within a manufacturing organisation is therefore expected to be large. This number becomes even larger as advances in measurement technologies are made. The idea of a universal software application for any instrument still appears to be only a theoretical possibility. A need for information integration is apparent. In this paper, a design of an information system to consistently manage (store, search, retrieve, search, secure) measurement results from various instruments and software applications is introduced. Two of the main ideas underlying the proposed system include abstracting structures and formats of measurement files from the data so that complexity and compatibility between different approaches to measurement data modelling is avoided. Secondly, the information within a file is enriched with meta-information to facilitate its consistent storage and retrieval. To demonstrate the designed information system, a web application is implemented.


    Item Type Book Sections
    CreatorsFerri, C., Jamshidi, J., Loftus, C. and Maropoulos, P.
    EditorsHuang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. and Maropoulos, P. G.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsmetrology,data flow diagrams,dimensional measurement,relational database,entity relationship diagrams,web application
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher StatementFerri_AISC_2010_957.pdf: The original publication is available at;Ferri_AISC_2010_957.doc: The original publication is available at
    ID Code18668
    Additional Information6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Dec 14-16, 2009. Hong Kong, People's Republic of China


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