Supervisory Control of a Class of Concurrent Discrete Event Systems

Shigemasa TAKAI  Toshimitsu USHIO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.4   pp.850-855
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Selected Papers from the 16th Workshop on Circuits and Systems in Karuizawa)
discrete event system,  concurrency,  supervisory control,  controllability,  concurrent well-posedness,  

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In this paper, we study supervisory control of a class of discrete event systems with simultaneous event occurrences, which we call concurrent discrete event systems. The behavior of the system is described by a language over the simultaneous event set. We introduce a notion of concurrent well-posedness of languages. We then prove that Lm(G)-closure, controllability, and concurrent well-posedness of a specification language are necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a nonblocking supervisor. We address the computational complexity for verifying the existence conditions.