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Expanding the Role of Finite State Machine Technology in Open Architecture Control

Published

Author(s)

John L. Michaloski, Frederick M. Proctor, William G. Rippey, S Kolla

Abstract

Modern machine control systems rely heavily on software to achieve system functionality. Until recently, control software?s primary purpose was to provide logic and sequencing of machine execution. With computer hardware now providing power and memory to spare, control software is broadening its horizon from a focus on execution control to multiple phases within a control systems lifetime, such as design, testing, and maintenance. This paper reviews an object-oriented Finite State Machine (FSM) framework developed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that exploits this potential and expands the software utility and functionality of machine control logic. The public domain FSM framework handles additional control requirements such as reusability, extensibility, modularity, testing, diagnostic troubleshooting, reporting, and maintenance. Please send any comments or questions by e-mail to: john.michaloski [at] nist.gov (john[dot]michaloski[at]nist[dot]gov).
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing
Conference Dates
August 20-21, 2003
Conference Location
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Conference Title
Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing

Keywords

control, Finite State Machine, open architecture

Citation

Michaloski, J. , Proctor, F. , Rippey, W. and Kolla, S. (2003), Expanding the Role of Finite State Machine Technology in Open Architecture Control, Proceedings of the CIRP 2nd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822516 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created August 20, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021