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Modelling manufacturing control software

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3 Author(s)
Storoshchuk, O. ; McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ont., Canada ; Shige Wang ; Shin, K.G.

Software is essential in today's machine controllers for reuse, reconfiguration and cost-reduction. Formal models and specifications for such a system are critical to guarantee correctness. In this paper, we present an approach to model manufacturing control systems based on a framework for subsystem composition and a nested finite state machine model for the system behavior. The paper presents the application of model-based methodology for real control systems. Some preliminary results obtained show that development costs were reduced significantly due to the domain-specific knowledge captured in such a model.

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Robotics and Automation, 2001. Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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