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Title:Verification of Annotated Models from Executions
Author(s):Duggirala, Parasara Sridhar; Mitra, Sayan; Viswanathan, Mahesh
Hybrid systems
Lyapunov functions
Abstract:Simulations can help enhance confidence in system designs, but they provide almost no formal guarantees. In this paper, we present a simulation-based verification framework for embedded systems described by nonlinear, switched systems. In our framework, users are required to annotate the dynamics in each control mode of a switched system by something we call a “discrepancy function” that formally measures the nature trajectory convergence/divergence in the system. Discrepancy functions generalize other measures of trajectory convergence and divergence like Contraction Metrics and Incremental Lyapunov functions. Exploiting such annotations, we present a sound and relatively complete verification procedure for robustly safe/unsafe systems. We have built a tool based on the framework that is integrated into the popular Simulink/Stateflow modeling environment. Experiments with our prototype tool show that the approach (a) outperforms other verification tools on standard linear and nonlinear benchmarks, (b) scales reasonably to larger dimensional systems and to longer time horizons, and (c) applies to models with diverging trajectories and unknown parameters.
Issue Date:2013-06
Publisher:Coordinated Science Laboratory
Series/Report:Coordinated Science Laboratory Report no. UILU-ENG-13-2204
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation/NSF CNS 1016791
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-07-07

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