Non-blocking supervisory control for initialised rectangular automata

Michael P. Spathopoulos

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We consider the problem of supervisory control for a class of rectangular automata and more specifically for compact rectangular automata with uniform rectangular activity, i.e. initialised. The supervisory controller is state feedback and disables discrete-event transitions in order to solve the non-blocking forbidden state problem. The non-blocking problem is defined under both strong and weak conditions. For the latter maximally permissive solutions that are computable on a finite quotient space characterised by language equivalence are derived.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-301
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Journal of Control
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Rectangular automata
  • supervisory control
  • non-blocking supervisor


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