Using the TRL methodology to design supporting ICT-tools for production operator
Paper i proceeding, 2014

The Technology Readiness Level or TRL, has a long history at NASA and American Department of Defence (DoD), when designing and testing new technologies. Could this methodology be used in a production system context? Due to the increased information complexity in production systems today new technologies and prototypes have to be developed and tested more frequently. Cognitive automation strategies are becoming a competitive benefit for the companies that have a standardisation when it comes to prototyping and testing. The aim of this paper is to show how the TRL could be used to design supporting ICT-tools for operators in Swedish production. The internal testing has been done at the university lab, and the external tests have been done in two industrial case studies as an input for the results in this paper. Results show that even though it is good to have a structured methodology to follow, it is difficult to put the methodology to use in a different context.

ICT

cognitive automation

strategy

production

variety

TR

operators

manage

Författare

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Lars-Ola Bligård

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Malin Tarrar

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 726-731

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan teknik

Styrkeområden

Produktion

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2014.02.039