Accession Number:

ADA170535

Title:

Petri Net Representation of Decision Models,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Models of decisionmaking organizations, supported by command, control, and communication systems, are represented using the Petrinet formalism. A small set of primitives, defining the correspondence between decision models, signals, and functions and their Petri net counterparts, is proposed. A new design signal-routing demultiplexer is added to the Petri net formalism to represent internal decisionmaking in the model. Using the above primitives, any decisionmaking structure can be modeled by a Petri net diagram. An array is introduced that describes the interactions between decisionmakers, and an algorithm is presented for the calculation of delay when synchronous protocols are used.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE