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.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.17 No.1, pp.57-61
Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article