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Dynamic Analysis of Petri Net-Based Discrete Systems


  • Presents an adaptation of the Petri net analysis methods to the low-level models which can be directly used in design of logical controllers

  • The researchers will find in the book certain addition to theory of Petri nets, and the practitioners – a lot of methods that can be used in CAD for verification and analysis of parallel control systems


Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 356)

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About this book


Design of modern digital hardware systems and of complex software systems is almost always connected with parallelism. For example, execution of an object-oriented p- gram can be considered as parallel functioning of the co-operating objects; all modern operating systems are multitasking, and the software tends to be multithread; many complex calculation tasks are solved in distributed way. But designers of the control systems probably have to face parallelism in more evident and direct way. Controllers rarely deal with just one controlled object. Usually a system of several objects is to be controlled, and then the control algorithm naturally turns to be parallel. So, classical and very deeply investigated model of discrete device, Finite State Machine, is not expressive enough for the design of control devices and systems. Theoretically in most of cases behavior of a controller can be described by an FSM, but usually it is not convenient; such FSM description would be much more complex, than a parallel specification (even as a network of several communicating FSMs).


Logical Control Parallel Systems Petri Nets State Explosion State Space Construction Verification control control system system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering and Electronics Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and TelecommunicationsUniversity of Zielona GóraZielona GóraPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dynamic Analysis of Petri Net-Based Discrete Systems
  • Authors Andrei Karatkevich
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-71464-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-71560-3
  • Series ISSN 0170-8643
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
    Systems Theory, Control
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From the reviews:

"The book ‘Dynamic Analysis of Petri Net-Based Discrete Systems’ is dedicated to the behavioral properties analysis of parallel discrete systems using the partial state space approach. … Appendix presents some additional results partially outside the book main topic, where the most interesting is the improved method for generation of prime implicants of Boolean functions. The book may be useful for researchers and engineers, including graduate students, interesting in the computer-aided design of logical control devices." (Krzysztof Galkowski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1121 (23), 2007)