EVENT-DRIVEN SMART AIRPORT
A Reference Implementation
An airport ecosystem comprises people and cross-industry organizations working together to serve a common customer – the passenger. This reference implementation of a composable, event-driven smart airport incorporates digital twins, artificial intelligence, extended reality, and edge computing to enable continuous intelligence for airports and passengers.
The scalability of the implementation, using a common system of systems metamodel, is evolving an ecosystem of collaborators spanning multiple industries, use cases, and communication frameworks - accelerating global adoption of interoperability standards within complex cross-domain environments, from international airports to smart cities.
SUPPLY CHAIN EVENT MANAGEMENT (SCEM)
Event Processing in Supply Chain Management, or Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) enable airport retailers, suppliers and freight carriers to collaborate and react in real-time to shared events. These events could be anything that is noted digitally, reflecting the discovery of notable states or state changes, for example, completion of a purchase order, or an aircraft landing. With the use of event brokers, IoT, cloud computing, blockchain, in-memory data management and AI, business events can be detected faster and analyzed in greater detail. A SCEM simulation includes a digital twin dashboard and a mobile order entry form.
The true value of IoT isn’t remotely controlling smart devices; it’s when the devices work well with each other. Any door sensor should be able to trigger any light to turn on – regardless of the device manufacturer. And any HVAC unit should be able to trigger a service request or trigger an order for a replacement air filter. This extends the need for semantic interoperability between smart devices and business systems. It also requires a new architecture that can support business and device processes and eliminate the cost and complexity of custom systems built around the proprietary middleware of system integrators.
Baggage Management based on the System of Systems Metamodel can replace disparate and isolated airline enterprise applications and systems with a composable solution to better handle smart baggage across the airline and aviation ecosystems.
Baggage Management is aimed at reducing the instances of delayed, damaged and lost bags leading to lower economic risk exposure to the airlines; increasing the ability to track and report on baggage including location and weight changes to prevent theft and loss; and improve customer satisfaction through better communication including offering new value-added services to frequent flyers.