Entwicklung einer Methodik zur Nachverfolgbarkeit eines virtuellen Produkts

Development of a methodology for the traceability of a virtual product

Masterthesis, Advanced Design Project (ADP)

After a product has been virtually developed in product development and passed on to a manufacturer, it is currently not possible for product development to trace whether the product has been distributed further and/or modified without permission. The possibility of detecting such an abuse of copyright and in which way the product has been reworked would have very great advantages for product development.

Therefore, the goal of this thesis is to develop a methodology that makes it possible for product development to track where the virtual product is and who is modifying it. The developed methodology will then be validated using a simple application example.