A hybrid control system is a control theoretic model for a computer controlled engineering system. A definition of a hybrid control system is formulated that consists of a product of a finite state automaton and of a family of continuous control systems. An example of a transportation system consisting of a line of conveyor belts is used as a running example. The realization problem for this class of systems is discussed. Control synthesis of hybrid systems is in a first approach based on supervisory control of discrete event systems.

Synthesis problems (msc 93B50), Systems governed by functional relations other than differential equations (such as hybrid and switching systems) (msc 93C30)
Logistics (theme 3), Energy (theme 4)
CWI. Probability, Networks and Algorithms [PNA]

van Schuppen, J.H. (1997). Control for a class of hybrid systems. CWI. Probability, Networks and Algorithms [PNA]. CWI.