Söderman, U., Top, J., and Strömberg, J.-E. (1994). The Conceptual Side of Mode Switching. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-94-07, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Accepted to 1993, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Le Touquet, France, October 1993. (bibtex),
Abstract: For continuous dynamic systems there are many powerful methods for modelling. However, when dealing with systems undergoing abrupt behavioural changes, i.e. mode switching systems, the picture suddenly is changed. We here claim that the reason for this is that mode switching traditionally is treated by mathematical and/or logical solutions only. That is, at the wrong level of abstraction. We present several arguments supporting this view, and finally present our solution to this problem: the ideal switch concept.
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