Summary: Accepted for publication at FRONTIERS IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS TOMOGRAPHY II.
Engineering Foundation conference, Delft, The Netherlands, April 1997.
Do we Need Tomography for Process Control?
Technische Informatik I, Technische Universit¨at HamburgHarburg,
Harburger Schloßstr. 20, D21079 Hamburg, Germany
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Institut f¨ur Informatik, Lehrstuhl f¨ur Mustererkennung und Bildverarbeitung,
AlbertLudwigsUniversit¨at Freiburg, Am Flughafen 17, D79085 Freiburg, Germany
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The paper addresses a central question: What kind of information or measurements are needed for
closed loop control of distributed systems? Is it sufficient to deal with projections or do we need
tomographic data? The answer to these questions is strongly related to properties derived from
``observability'' and ``controllability'' of a process. It can be shown that under certain circumstances
both strategies can be equivalent (however not with respect to the computational complexity) and
for what conditions we will have different results. The theoretical results will be illustrated with