Modeling, Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis of Hybrid Systems

TitleModeling, Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis of Hybrid Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBarton PI
Conference NameProceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control System Design
Keywordscontinuous systems, continuous time systems, discrete systems, discrete time systems, hybrid systems, modeling, sensitivity analysis, simulation, state event location, transfer functions, transfer functionscontinuous systems

Hybrid (discrete/continuous) systems are systems that exhibit both discrete state and continuous state dynamics. In addition, these two aspects of system behavior interact to such a significant extent that they cannot be decoupled and must be analyzed simultaneously. We consider the modeling, simulation and sensitivity analysis of hybrid systems, with particular emphasis on the interactions between discrete and continuous subsystems. The discussion focuses on the hybrid automation representation of continuous time hybrid systems. Topics discussed include state event location, transfer functions for the continuous state at discontinuities, and parametric sensitivity analysis of hybrid systems.