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— Modular supervisory control of discrete-event systems (DES), where the global DES is composed of local components that run concurrently, is considered. For supervisory control of large-scale modular DES the possibility of performing control-related computations locally (in components) is of utmost importance to computational complexity. Recently we have(More)
Control of discrete-event systems with partial observations is treated by concepts and results of coalgebra and coinduction. Coalgebra is part of abstract algebra and enables a generalization of the computer science concept of bisimulation. It can be applied to automata theory and then provides a powerful algebraic tool to treat problems of supervisory(More)
Supervisory control of distributed DES with a global specification and local supervisors is a difficult problem. For global specifications the equivalent conditions for local control synthesis to equal global control synthesis may not be met. This paper formulates and solves a control synthesis problem for a generator with a global specification and with a(More)
— The concept of a coordinator is proposed for control of modular discrete-event systems. The coordinator makes all subsystems conditionally independent generators as defined in the paper. The coordinator receives part of the partial observations of the subsystems and its task is to satisfy the global part of the specification and of the nonblockingness.(More)
The paper presents sufficient conditions for modular (supervisory) control synthesis to equal global control synthesis. In modular control synthesis a supervisory control is synthesized for each module separately and the supervisory control consists of the parallel composition of the modular supervisory controls. The general case of the specification that(More)
Synthesis of normal or controllable and normal sublanguages of global specification languages without computation of the global modular plant is a difficult problem. In this paper, these sublanguages are computed using a coordinator. We recall the notion of conditional controllability, introduce a notion of conditional normality, and prove necessary and(More)
  • Jan Komenda, Jan H Van Schuppen, Email: {jan Komenda, Nl
  • 1990
Coalgebraic methods provide new results and insights for the supervisory control of discrete-event systems (DES). In this paper a coalgebraic framework for the decentralized control of DES is proposed. The paper is based on the formalism developed for the supervisory control of DES in the partial observation case, the notion of bisim-ulation, and its(More)
In this paper, we revise and further investigate the coordination control approach proposed for supervisory control of distributed discrete-event systems with synchronous communication based on the Ramadge-Wonham automata framework. The notions of conditional decomposability, conditional controllability, and conditional closedness ensuring the existence of(More)
Coalgebraic methods provide new results and insights for modular supervisory control of discrete-event systems (DES), where the overall system is composed of subsystems that are themselves partially observed DES. It is well known that the computation of supremal normal sublanguages is computationally very difficult. The attention of this paper is focused on(More)