Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

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Discrete Event Systems and Hybrid Systems, Connections Between

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_55-1


The causes of the complex behavior typical of hybrid systems are multifarious and are commonly explained in the literature using paradigms that are mainly focused on the connections between time-driven and hybrid systems. In this entry, we recall some of these paradigms and further explore the connections between discrete event and hybrid systems from other perspectives. In particular, the role of abstraction in passing from a hybrid model to a discrete event one and vice versa is discussed.


Hybrid System Heat Pump Discrete Event Discrete State Timing Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIEECagliariItaly
  2. 2.LSISAix-en-ProvenceFrance