A Cyber-Physical System for Zero-Defect Production in Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory

Rafiq Ahmad*, Rabiya Abbasi, Pablo Martinez Rodriguez

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Aquaponics is a sustainable fish and plant production process in an indoor ecosystem. Recent development in aquaponics has led to the development of new automated technologies which can serve in high automation, efficiency, and waste minimization. Zero-defect production systems are key to high quality in a production environment where cyber-physical systems, data acquisition, and decision-making are paramount. This paper presents a novel framework based on a cyber-physical systems (CPS) architecture that provides data acquisition, data analytics, and data storage that supports defect damage detection and identification parameters optimizations to create an autonomous aquaponics production system. The proposed method is implemented and validated in the context of an indoor aquaponics environment with a full factory setup created in aquaponics 4.0 learning factory (AllFactory).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2023)
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2023
Event13th CIRP Conference on Learning Factories - ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, Germany
Duration: 9 May 202311 May 2023


Conference13th CIRP Conference on Learning Factories
Abbreviated titleCLF 2023
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