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On Deadlock Control Using Petri Nets and Siphons for Automated Manufacturing Systems

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2 Author(s)
Zhiwu Li ; School of Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710071, P. R. China. +86-029-88202441; email: ; Xiong Ma

An effective control method is developed to prevent deadlocks from occurring in a class of nets, ES3PR, where deadlocks are related to unmarked siphons. Strict minimal siphons are divided into elementary and dependent ones. For each elementary siphon, a monitor is added to ensure it is sufficiently marked without generating emptiable control-induced siphons. The controllability of a dependent siphon is ensured by changing the control depth variables of its related elementary siphons, which leads to a liveness-enforcing supervisor for a plant model. Furthermore, by checking the redundancy of the additional monitors, some control-redundant monitors can be removed, which leads to a more permissive and structurally simple net supervisor. However, the resultant supervisor usually becomes a generalized net after controlling the emptiable siphons in ES3PR nets, which is difficult to conduct further analysis. Therefore, it is necessary to transform a generalized net supervisor into an ordinary one without changing its behavior properties such as liveness

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2006 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

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