BDCPS — A Framework for Smart Manufacturing Systems using Blockchain Technology
Raunav Chitkara1, John Rajan A2
1Raunav Chitkara, Department of Mechanical Engineer, SMEC, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2John Rajan A, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, SMEC, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 366-378 | Volume-9 Issue-1S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10691291S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1069.1291S319
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Abstract: Blockchain is going to be the most fundamental technology, and will change the world — going forward. In fact, the revolution has already begun. The birth of Industry 4.0 aka the Fourth Industrial Relution (I4.0), has created a need for autonomous and integrated, secure manufacturing systems. The current smart systems lack the decentralized decision making and real-time communication infrastructure, which is a condition for adaptive, smart manufacturing systems. In this paper, an autonomous, secure and collaborative platform based on Blockchain technology, is presented to adapt to such results. In support with Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services, a Blockchain Driven Cyber Physical Production System (BDCPS) architecture is designed to communicate with machines, users, devices, suppliers and other peers. Using the Smart Contracts feature and trust-less peer-to-peer decentralized ledger feature, BDCPS will validate the claim with a small-scale real-life Blockchain with IoT system. This implementation case study will be running a private Blockchain on a single board computer, and bridged to a microcontroller containing IoT sensors. The applications of this system in automotive manufacturing industry are presented, to proceed towards Industry 4.0.
Keywords: Automotive, Blockchain, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing.
Scope of the Article: Manufacturing Processes