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Hierarchical Design of Logic Controllers using Signal Interpreted Petri Nets.

Frey, G.

In: Proceedings of the IFAC ADHS 2003, Saint-Malo (France), pages 401-406. June 2003.

Abstract: Logic Controllers are often used to control continuous or hybrid processes. In these cases, the connection to the plant is realized by implementing pre- and post-processors for the conversion between analog and binary data. Hence, the controller remains purely discrete. However, the pre- and post-processors can not be included in the controller analysis. To overcome this problem, Signal Interpreted Petri Nets, a Petri net model for the specification of PLC programs, are extended to include non-binary signals. In this contribution hierarchical SIPN are presented. The analysis of the hierarchical net is based on the analysis of its subnets.

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