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Petri Net Analysis of the Transfer-Line Protocol.

Krogh, B.H.; Genter, W.L.

In: Proceedings of Rensselaer's Second International Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 1990, Troy, NY, USA, pages 186-192. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Comput. Soc. Press, 1990.

Abstract: Petri nets are applied to the bottom-up design of a handshaking protocol for transferring parts through a sequence of workstations. The authors illustrate the application of Petri net theory to verify properties of the complete system behavior based on the structure of the Petri net model. It is shown that communication between local controllers is modeled by places corresponding to upstream and downstream messages. Consistency in the interconnection of the subsystem models is guaranteed by the identification of these communication places. To analyze the properties of the complete system, results on liveness and place invariants for Petri nets are applied to the model.

Keywords: net analysis (of) transfer-line protocol(s); bottom-up design; handshaking protocol; local area network; local controller communication; liveness; place invariant.

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