In this paper we study a class of hybrid systems defined by Pfaffian maps. It is a sub-class of o-minimal hybrid systems which capture rich continuous dynamics and yet can be studied using finite bisimulations. The existence of finite bisimulations for o-minimal dynamical and hybrid systems has been shown by several authors (see e.g. [3,4,131). The next natural question to investigate is how the sizes of such bisimulations can be bounded. The first step in this direction was done in  where a double exponential upper bound was shown for Pfaffian dynamical and hybrid systems. In the present paper we improve this bound to a single exponential upper bound. Moreover we show that this bound is tight in general, by exhibiting a parameterized class of systems on which the exponential bound is attained. The bounds provide a basis for designing efficient algorithms for computing bisimulations, solving reachability and motion planning problems.
|Title of host publication||Logical Approaches to Computational Barriers, Proceedings|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|