Suspension automata: A decidable class of hybrid automata

  • Jennifer McManis
  • Pravin Varaiya
Hybrid Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 818)


A hybrid automaton consists of a discrete state component represented by a finite automaton, coupled with a (vector) continuous state component governed by a differential equation. For hybrid automata it is possible to reduce certain verification problems to those of checking language containment or language emptiness. Here we present a class of hybrid automata called suspension automata for which conditions can be given under which these problems are decidable.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer McManis
    • 1
  • Pravin Varaiya
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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