Model of large scale man-machine systems with an application to vessel traffic control

P.H. Wewerinke, W.I. van der Ent, D. ten Hove

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    Mathematical models are discussed to deal with complex large-scale man-machine systems such as vessel (air, road) traffic and process control systems. Only interrelationships between subsystems are assumed. Each subsystem is controlled by a corresponding human operator (HO). Because of the interaction between subsystems, the HO has to estimate the state of all relevant subsystems and the relationships between them, based on which he can decide and react. This nonlinear filter problem is solved by means of both a linearized Kalman filter and an extended Kalman filter (in case state references are unknown and have to be estimated). The general model structure is applied to the concrete problem of vessel traffic control. In addition to the control of each ship, this involves collision avoidance between ships
    Original languageUndefined
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1989 - Cambridge, MA, USA
    Duration: 14 Nov 198917 Nov 1989


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1989
    Other14-17 November 1989


    • IR-56092

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