Optimal hybrid control of a two-stage manufacturing system

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Gokbayrak K., Selvi O.

American Control Conference 2006, Minnesota, United States Of America, 14 - 16 June 2006, pp.3364-3369 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/acc.2006.1657238
  • City: Minnesota
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3364-3369
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


We consider a two-stage serial hybrid system for which the arrival times are known and the service times are controllable. We derive some optimal sample path characteristics, in particular, we show that no buffering is observed between stages. The original non-smooth optimal control problem is first transformed into a convex optimization problem which is then simplified by the no buffer property. Further simplifications are possible for the bulk arrival case.