Hybrid Systems model both discrete switches and continuous dynamics and are suitable to represent embedded systems where discrete controllers interact with a physical plant. Relational abstraction is a new approach for verifying hybrid systems. In relational abstraction, the continuous dynamics in each location of the hybrid system is abstracted by a binary relation that relates the current value of the continuous variables with all future values of the variables that are reachable after a time elapse (continuous) transition. The abstract system is an innite-state system, which can be veried using k-induction or abstract interpretation. Existing techniques for computing relational abstractions are time-agnostic: they do not construct any relationship between the state variables and the time elapsed during the continuous evolution. Time-agnostic abstractions can not verify timing properties. We present a technique to compute a time-aware relational abstraction for verifying (timing-related) safety properties of cyber-physical systems. We show the eectiveness of the new abstraction on several case studies on which the previous techniques fail.

Time-aware Relational Abstractions for Hybrid Systems

Mover, Sergio;Cimatti, Alessandro;Tonetta, Stefano
2013

Abstract

Hybrid Systems model both discrete switches and continuous dynamics and are suitable to represent embedded systems where discrete controllers interact with a physical plant. Relational abstraction is a new approach for verifying hybrid systems. In relational abstraction, the continuous dynamics in each location of the hybrid system is abstracted by a binary relation that relates the current value of the continuous variables with all future values of the variables that are reachable after a time elapse (continuous) transition. The abstract system is an innite-state system, which can be veried using k-induction or abstract interpretation. Existing techniques for computing relational abstractions are time-agnostic: they do not construct any relationship between the state variables and the time elapsed during the continuous evolution. Time-agnostic abstractions can not verify timing properties. We present a technique to compute a time-aware relational abstraction for verifying (timing-related) safety properties of cyber-physical systems. We show the eectiveness of the new abstraction on several case studies on which the previous techniques fail.
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