Presented herein is a hierarchical representation of uniquely identified objects within the physical world, referred to as a “Bound Object Hierarchy Service.” The Bound Object Hierarchy Service enables the synchronous shared view and creation of digital twins among coordinating entities. The system enables the representation and policy based access to objects, mapped from the physical world, that would typically be considered to follow a “bound within” hierarchy. The digital custody and ownership of the physical objects can autonomously change over time within the system (e.g., as an object passes along a supply chain, determined via sensors within the environment and policy based access). The policy based approach can additionally enable third parties or a limited set of the system participants to access the object hierarchy data in order to view specific elements of the tracked objects, along with the sharing of object sensor data.
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Ryder, Ben; Muyal, Herve; Garcia Del Valle, Pablo; Van Lingen, Frank; Yannuzzi, Marcelo; Michaud, Frank; and Jain, Anuj, "BOUND OBJECT HIERARCHY SERVICE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 09, 2020)