Contracts as specifications for dynamical systems in driving variable form

Bart Besselink*, Karl Henrik Johansson, Arjan van der Schaft

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This paper introduces assume/guarantee contracts on continuous-time control systems, hereby extending contract theories for discrete systems to certain new model classes and specifications. Contracts are regarded as formal characterizations of control specifications, providing an alternative to specifications in terms of dissipativity properties or set-invariance. The framework has the potential to capture a richer class of specifications more suitable for complex engineering systems. The proposed contracts are supported by results that enable the verification of contract implementation and the comparison of contracts. These results are illustrated by an example of a vehicle following system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Control Conference, Naples, Italy
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-907144-00-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC) - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25-Jun-201928-Jun-2019


Conference2019 18th European Control Conference (ECC)

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