On the real-time control of flexible manufacturing systems

Christopher J. Chase, Peter J. Ramadge

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Additional results in the analysis of scheduling flexible manufacturing systems using the model proposed by J. R. Perkins and P. R. Kumar (IEEE Trans. on Autom. Control, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 139-148, Feb. 1989) are presented. The concept of idling is used to derive a new lower bound on the performance of any bounded single machine scheduling policy. A discrete-time linear system is used to compute the backlog trajectories for a class of clearing policies. An example of unbounded backlog in a network is presented, using a clear-a-fraction policy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2026-2027
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 2 (of 3) - Tampa, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 13 1989Dec 15 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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