Title: Control of distributed mechatronic systems - a transition logic-based approach

Authors: A.-C. Huang

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 43 Keelung Road, Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: A transition logic-based methodology is proposed in this paper for the design and implementation of the real-time multitasking control of multiprocessor mechatronic systems. All activities of each subsystem are modelled as a set of states with their relations represented by a state transition diagram. Each diagram is controlled by a state transition processor. A host computer coordinates all subsystems via appropriate network communication. A distributed control network is designed for testing the efficacy of the proposed method. An application of the network is implemented for the control of a miniature gantry system to simulate object transfer activities in an automated factory.

Keywords: distributed control network; mechatronics; transition logic approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2003.000332

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.17 No.1, pp.57-61

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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