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Discrete Event Systems



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WS 2019/20 - SoSe 2020

Fakultät IV

EN 11

Institut für Energie und Automatisierungstechnik

34311800 FG Regelungssysteme

Raisch, Jörg

Schafaschek, Germano

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
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Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire knowledge on fundamental control techniques for discrete event systems. This includes modelling and analysis of such systems as well as the synthesis of controllers to construct closed loop systems satisfying specified properties. During this module students will learn both the available theoretic methods for discrete event controller synthesis, as well as how to apply these methods to practically motivated examples using software-tools. The latter will take place during designated computer lab instructions integrated in this module.


The main focus of this module are methods for discrete event controller synthesis and their application to practically motivated control problems. The module provides an introduction to modelling of discrete event systems by finite state automata and Petri-nets and discusses the respective control synthesis techniques.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Discrete Event Systems IV 0430 L 023 WS No information 4

Workload and Credit Points

Discrete Event Systems (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Time in lectures / labs etc. 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Revising and preparing lectures /labs 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Homework and preparing for tests 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Integrated course

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic knowledge on feedback control is an advantage, but not required.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Homework 20 practical 3 weeks
Midterm test 40 written 60 minutes
Final test 40 written 60 minutes

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

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Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Registration via QisPos.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable

Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:


Recommended literature
Cassandras, C.G.; Lafortune, S.: Introduction to Discrete Event Systems, Springer, 2007
Murata, T.: Petri Nets: Properties, Analysis and Applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 77, No. 4,1989
Reisig, W.: Petri Nets: An Introduction, Springer, 1985
Wonham, W.H.: Supervisory Control of Discrete-Event Systems, © W.H. Wonham, University of Toronto

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (3)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: SoSe 2020

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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