SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF A CLASS OF DISCRETE EVENT PROCESSES.

P. J. Ramadge, W. M. Wonham

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Abstract

The paper studies the control of a class of discrete event processes, i. e. , processes that are discrete, asynchronous and possibly nondeterministic. The controlled process is described as the generator of a formal language, while the controller, or supervisor, is constructed from a recognizer for a specified target language that incorporates the desired closed-loop system behavior. The existence problem for a supervisor is reduced to finding the largest controllable language contained in a given legal language. Two examples are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-230
Number of pages25
JournalSIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Optimization
  • Applied Mathematics

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