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Decentralized control of discrete event systems with specializations to local control and concurrent systems

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2 Author(s)
S. Jiang ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY, USA ; R. Kumar

The decentralized supervisory control problem of discrete event systems under partial observation is studied in this paper. The main result of the paper is a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of decentralized supervisors for ensuring. That the controlled behavior of the system lies in a given range. The contribution of the paper is (1) our setting of decentralized control generalizes the prior ones; (2) we present an alternative approach for solving the decentralized control problem, which leads to computational saving for concurrent systems and certain other systems; and (3) our generalized formulation and its solution lets us extend several of the existing results reported previously. The results of our paper are illustrated by an example of a simple manufacturing system

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B (Cybernetics)  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 5 )