PROCEEDING FOR THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF SELF-OPTIMIZING MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS
The conceivable development of information technology will enable self-optimizing mechatronic systems with inherent partial intelligence, which are able to react autonomously and flexible to changing environmental conditions at run-time. The design of such systems requires a domain-spanning principle solution for a smooth cooperation of the involved engineers. This principle solution is developed within the early design phase ""conceptual design"" and describes the fundamental structure as well as the system’s action mode. The paper presents the proceeding during the conceptual design and describes the synthesis of the principle solution exemplary; a self-optimizing air gap adjustment system for a linear drive points out the approach.