MSc Guide Information
(Information MSc Guides Electrical Engineering and MSc Systems and Control)

Recent technological innovations have caused a considerable interest in the study of dynamical processes of a mixed continuous and discrete nature. Such processes are called hybrid systems and are characterized by the interaction of time-continuous models (governed by differential or difference equations) on the one hand, and logic rules and discrete-event systems (described by, e.g., automata, finite state machines, etc.) on the other. A hybrid system also arises in practice when continuous physical processes are controlled via embedded software that intrinsically has a finite number of states only (e.g., on/off control). Recent interest in hybrid systems is stimulated by developments in nonlinear control theory, intelligent control, adaptive control, and computer science. The purpose of the course is to introduce a variety of hybrid systems modeling, analysis and control techniques.

Teaching team:
Bart De Schutter

Basic systems and control course (mainly linear systems: state space models, linearization, discrete-time and continuous-time models, stability, feedback control) and experience with MATLAB is required.

Study load:
3 ECTS / 80 hours

Lecture notes:
Lecture notes Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems, by B. De Schutter and W.P.M.H. Heemels, Delft, December 2015 (available on-line via Microweb Edu: