Task blocks for synthesis of controllers for condition systems

Lawrence E. Holloway, Sundaravadivelu Ranganathan

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This paper considers the problem of synthesizing a controller to drive a discrete state system through a sequence of desired outputs. The systems considered interact with the controller through discrete condition signals. The controller is constructed from a sequential composition of ActionBlocks, which are control structures to drive the plant system to individual condition outputs. The paper presents a procedure for automatically constructing the ActionBlocks from an analysis of the system model. A class of system models is identified for which the closed loop system achieves the desired goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-750
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 14 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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