Notification:
We are currently experiencing intermittent issues impacting performance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Detectability of Discrete Event Systems

Sign In

Full text access may be available.

To access full text, please use your member or institutional sign in.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Shaolong Shu ; Tongji Univ., Shanghai ; Feng Lin ; Hao Ying

In this note, we investigate the detectability problem in discrete event systems. We assume that we do not know initially which state the system is in. The problem is to determine the current and subsequent states of the system based on a sequence of observations. The observation includes partial event observation and/or partial state observation, which leads to four possible cases. We further define four types of detectabilities: strong detectability, (weak) detectability, strong periodic detectability, and (weak) periodic detectability. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for these detectabilities. These conditions can be checked by constructing an observer, which models the estimation of states under different observations. The theory developed in this note can be used in feedback control and diagnosis. If the system is detectable, then the observer can be used as a diagnoser to diagnose the failure states of the system.

Published in:

Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 12 )