Visual modeling and simulation of hybrid automata in Xcos.
For specifications see SEP "Hybrid Automata Module for Scilab/Xcos"
Hybrid automaton is a well known discrete-continuous mathematical model.
Its behavior consists of discrete state transitions and continuous evolution.
A simple example is a room-thermostat-heater system where the temperature of
the room evolves according to laws of thermodynamics and the state of the
heater is (on/off). Hybrid automata are used to model a variety of embedded
This toolbox adds tools for visual editing and simulation of hybrid automata to
Xcos block diagram editor. Although it is possible to model hybrid automata
behavior directly in Xcos (e.g. using AUTOMAT block), such modeling requires
manual translation of hybrid automaton state diagrams to block diagrams -
inconvenient and error-prone process. With this toolbox, a user is able to model
hybrid automata directly in terms of state diagrams.