Title: A computerised calibration service supporting system. I: System design and development

Authors: Thu-Hua Liu, Amy J.C. Trappey, Ze-Jun King

Addresses: Department of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Abstract: A computerised calibration service supporting system (CCSS) is developed to assist the calibration procedure by easy accessing of the service and customers| databases. The calibration service procedure is modelled using IDEF0 method, which depicts the process flow of the calibration service. Based on the required data types of the process flow, an EXPRESS data model is defined for the system. This data model is used to construct both the application class lattice and object-oriented database schema. The system implementation follows the STEP enabling information system development procedure. The procedure includes process modelling, data modelling, object class building (C++), and programming of the decision support system integrated with the database for instanced object populations. This system takes advantages of calibration data management and decision supports through a web interface, and provides the calibration centre, a computerised tool to serve its customers efficiently and effectively.

Keywords: calibration service; EXPRESS; IDEF0; object-oriented database; STEP; data exchange.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1999.004744

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.1, pp.46 - 59

Available online: 14 Jun 2004 *

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