Departmental Papers (ESE)


Abstraction is a natural way to hierarchically decompose the analysis and design of hybrid systems. Given a hybrid control system and some desired properties, one extracts an abstracted system while preserving the properties of interest. Abstractions of purely discrete systems is a mature area, whereas abstractions of continuous systems is a recent activity. In this paper we present a framework for abstraction that applies to abstract control systems capturing discrete, continuous, and hybrid systems. Parallel composition is presented in a categorical framework and an algorithm is proposed to construct abstractions of hybrid control systems. Finally, we show that our abstractions of hybrid systems are compositional.

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Conference Paper

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December 2001


Copyright 2001 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2001, Volume 1, pages 352-357.

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