2016 Volume E99.A Issue 2 Pages 475-482
In this paper, we formulate an optimal stabilization problem of quantitative discrete event systems (DESs) under partial observation. A DES under partial observation is a system where its behaviors cannot be completely observed by a supervisor. In our framework, the supervisor observes not only masked events but also masked states. Our problem is then to synthesize a supervisor that drives the DES to a given target state with the minimum cost based on the detected sequences of masked events and states. We propose an algorithm for deciding the existence of an optimal stabilizing supervisor, and compute it if it exists.