Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

June 2001

Document Type

Conference Paper


Presented at the Monterey Workshop on Engineering Automation for Computer Based Systems, June 2001.


The paper discusses an approach to construct discrete abstractions of hybrid systems by means of qualitative reasoning. The work is performed in the context of a modeling language for hybrid systems CHARON. We introduce a qualitative version of the language and describe the abstraction technique using a motivational example. The resulting abstract model is conservative and can be used to analyze properties of the original hybrid system.


hybrid systems, abstraction, qualitative reasoning



Date Posted: 12 April 2005

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