Automatica, Vol.44, No.4, 1011-1019, 2008
Nonblocking supervisory control of timed discrete event systems under communication delays: The existence conditions
This paper addresses the problem of nonblocking supervisory control of timed discrete event systems under communication delays based on the framework proposed by Brandin and Wonham. For such a system, a supervisory control command could be applied to the system after some time-delay limited by a finite bound corresponding to the maximal number of tick occurrences, and some uncontrollable events may unexpectedly occur within this time-delay. This paper presents the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of a nonblocking supervisor that can achieve a given language specification in consideration of such delayed communications. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.