Manufacturing Systems Control Design

A Matrix-based Approach

  • Stjepan Bogdan
  • Frank L. Lewis
  • Zdenko Kovačić
  • José MirelesJr.

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

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About this book


Manufacturing Systems Control Design details a matrix-based approach to the real-time application of control in discrete-event systems and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) in particular. The "and/or" algebra in which matrix operations are carried out enables fast and efficient calculations with a minimum of computing power. In addition, the method uses standard task-sequencing and resource-requirements matrices which, if not in use already, can be easily derived with the help of this text. Matrix-based techniques are compared with Petri net and max-plus algebra ideas.

Virtual modeling of complex physical systems has brought a new perspective to the investigation of phenomena in FMS. The software discussed in this book(and downloadable from the authors’ website at supplies the reader with a graphical user interface that can do many things to make the design and control of FMS easier.

The examples presented herein tackle the real-world problems faced by engineers trying to put into practice methods developed in academia, bringing together catholic experience of sensors, control systems, robotics, industrial automation, simulation, agile assembly and supply chains. Common concerns confronted include:

• predictability: issues of control system modeling and analysis are addressed;

• producibility: by looking at the design and synthesis of cellular workcells;

• productivity: in terms of dynamic sensing and control.

Covering all the steps from identification of operations and resources through modeling of the system and simulation of its dynamics in a virtual environment to the transformation of those models into real-world algorithms, this monograph is a sound practical basis for the design of controllers for manufacturing systems. It will interest both the academic and practising control or manufacturing engineer wishing to enhance the control of flexible systems and operations researchers looking at manufacturing performance. The end-of-chapter exercises provided and the easy-to-read introduction to the subject will also suit the final-year undergraduate and the beginning graduate in these disciplines.


Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Matrix Performance actor automation petri net robot robotics sensor simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Stjepan Bogdan
    • 1
  • Frank L. Lewis
    • 2
  • Zdenko Kovačić
    • 1
  • José MirelesJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems, Department of Control and Computer Engineering Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Automation and Robotics Research InstituteUniversity of Texas (Arlington)Fort WorthUSA
  3. 3.Instituto de Ingeniería y TecnologíaUniversidad Autónoma de Ciudad JuárezChihuahuaMéxico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-982-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-334-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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