Efficient computation of coordinating controls in hierarchical structures for failure-prone multi-cell flexible assembly systems
Coauthor(s): Ram Akella, B. Krogh.
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This paper concerns production allocation in multicell manufacturing systems. The production objective is to track a nonstationary demand as closely as possible when the demand is near or exceeds the capacity of the system. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, a series of approximations are proposed to obtain a model that is realistic while admitting a tractable solution. Second, we derive a general result on the second-order finite-time (transient) statistics of a continuous-time Markov chain. Simulation results are presented to illustrate the proposed model and control methodology.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
Akella, Ram, B. Krogh, and Medini Singh. "Efficient computation of coordinating controls in hierarchical structures for failure-prone multi-cell flexible assembly systems." IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation 6, no. 6 (December 1990): 659-672.