Accession Number : AD0773774

Title :   An Algorithm for Solving the Sequential Machine Identification Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Litteral,Larry A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : Given an unknown sequential machine, the machine identification problem requires that a state table be found for the sequential circuit. An algorithm for handling the machine's identification problem when the machine is strongly connected, is described along with corresponding computer programs. The algorithm proceeds by first determining a lower bound on the number of states. Then an input sequence is applied in such a way as to fill the state table entries. If a contradiction occurs, the table is expanded and the procedure continues. Otherwise, a fault detection experiment is performed to determine if the derived state table corresponds to the unknown machine. A number of examples are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, Automata, Computer programs, Faults, Detection, Algorithms, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE