Achieving nonblockingness in supervisory control imposes a major challenge when the number of states of a target system is large, often owing to synchronous product of many relatively small local components. To overcome this difficulty, in this paper we first present a distributed supervisory control problem, then provide an aggregative synthesis approach that computes nonblocking distributed supervisors. The key to the success of this approach is a newly developed automaton abstraction technique, that removes irrelevant internal transitions at each synthesis stage so that nonblocking supervisor synthesis can be carried out on relatively small abstracted models.
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Keywords distributed DES, abstraction, aggregate synthesis
THEME Life Sciences (theme 5), Energy (theme 4)
Publisher I.E.E.E.
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Journal IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Su, R, van Schuppen, J.H, & Rooda, J.E. (2010). Aggregative synthesis of distributed supervisors based on automata abstraction. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 55(7), 1627–1640. doi:10.1109/TAC.2010.2042342