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Hierarchical interface-based supervisory control: serial case

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4 Author(s)
R. J. Leduc ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada ; B. A. Brandin ; W. M. Wonham ; M. Lawford

We present a hierarchical method that decomposes a system into two subsystems, and restricts the interaction of the subsystems by means of an interface. We present a definition for an interface, and define a set of interface consistency properties that can be used to verify if a discrete-event system is nonblocking and controllable. Each clause of the definition can be verified using only one of the two subsystems; thus the complete system model never needs to be constructed, offering significant savings in computational effort. Additionally, the development of clean interfaces facilitates re-use of the component subsystems

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Decision and Control, 2001. Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on  (Volume:5 )

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