The paper is the second part of the series of papers started in [1]. The paper deals with observability, reachability and minimality of linear hybrid systems. Linear hybrid systems are continuous-time hybrid systems without guards, whose continuous dynamics is determined by time-invariant linear control systems. We will show that that if a set of input-output maps has a realization by a linear hybrid system, then it has a realization by a minimal linear hybrid system. We will present conditions for observability and span-reachability of linear hybrid systems and we will show that minimality is equivalent to observability and span-reachability. We will sketch algorithms for checking observability and span-reachability and for transforming a linear hybrid system to a minimal one.
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Keywords hybrid systems, realization theory, minimal realization, observability, reachability
MSC Realizations from input-output data (msc 93B15), Minimal systems representations (msc 93B20), Algebraic methods (msc 93B25), Control systems (msc 93Cxx)
THEME Life Sciences (theme 5), Energy (theme 4)
Publisher CWI
Series Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]
Petreczky, M, & van Schuppen, J.H. (2008). Realization theory for linear hybrid systems, part II: Reachability, observability and minimality. Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]. CWI.