Liu, H., Leduc, R. J., Malik, R., & Ricker, S. L. (2014). Incremental verification of co-observability in discrete-event systems. In Proc 2014 American Control Conference (pp. 5446–5452). Portland, Oregon, USA: IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2014.6859276
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Existing strategies for verifying co-observability, one of the properties that must be satisfied for synthesizing solutions to decentralized supervisory control problems, require the construction of the complete system model. When the system is composed of many subsystems, these monolithic approaches may be impractical due to the state-space explosion problem. To address this issue, we introduce an incremental verification of co-observability approach. Selected subgroups of the system are evaluated individually, until verification of co-observability is complete. The new method is potentially much more efficient than the monolithic approaches, in particular for systems composed of many subsystems, allowing for some intractable state-space explosion problems to be manageable. Properties of this new strategy are presented, along with a corresponding algorithm and an example.
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