Setting out core theory and reviewing a range of new methods, theoretical problems and applications, this handbook shows how hybrid dynamical systems can be modelled and understood. Sixty expert authors involved in the recent research activities and industrial application studies provide practical insights on topics ranging from the theoretical investigations over computer-aided design to applications in energy management and the process industry. Structured into three parts, the book opens with a thorough introduction to hybrid systems theory, illustrating new dynamical phemena through numerous examples. Part II then provides a survey of key tools and tool integration activities. Finally, Part III is dedicated to applications, implementation issues and system integration, considering different domains such as industrial control, automotive systems and digital networks. Three running examples are referred to throughout the book, together with numerous illustrations, helping both researchers and industry professionals to understand complex theory, recognise problems and find appropriate solutions.
Jan Lunze is Head of the Automatic Control Laboratory at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, where he teaches systems and control theory. His research interests are in hybrid and discrete-event systems, in fault diagnosis and in control theory of networked systems where he currently coordinates a Priority Programme of the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He is the author or co-author of numerous technical papers and several monographs and textbooks. Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue is Director of Research at the CNRS within the Signals and Systems Laboratory (L2S). She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Control, Scientific Manager of the HYCON Network of Excellence, and President of the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI). In 2008, she won the Michel Monpetit prize of the French Academy of Science.