Local Descent For Temporal Logic Falsification of Cyber-Physical Systems (Extended Technical Report) [article]

Shakiba Yaghoubi, Georgios Fainekos
2018 arXiv   pre-print
One way to analyze Cyber-Physical Systems is by modeling them as hybrid automata. Since reachability analysis for hybrid nonlinear automata is a very challenging and computationally expensive problem, in practice, engineers try to solve the requirements falsification problem. In one method, the falsification problem is solved by minimizing a robustness metric induced by the requirements. This optimization problem is usually a non-convex non-smooth problem that requires heuristic and analytical
more » ... uidance to be solved. In this paper, functional gradient descent for hybrid systems is utilized for locally decreasing the robustness metric. The local descent method is combined with Simulated Annealing as a global optimization method to search for unsafe behaviors.
arXiv:1802.04866v1 fatcat:3qyensvshrckvebw2iw4hmceba