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State Diagrams 7, Time-outs
Timeouts are a very versatile tool for fault detection in control systems. In a majority of cases where an external response is expected as a result of some output from the controller, a timeout can be effective in detecting a problem.
In Figure 7 I have added an alarm function. Can you work out what it does? When you have made an honest attempt to work it out, check your thoughts here: (You will learn 10x as much by working it out for yourself)