Correct-by-Design Control of Parametric Stochastic Systems

Oliver Schön, Birgit van Huijgevoort, Sofie Haesaert, Sadegh Soudjani

Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of computing controllers that are correct by design for safety-critical systems and can provably satisfy (complex) functional requirements. We develop new methods for models of systems subject to both stochastic and parametric uncertainties. We provide for the first time novel simulation relations for enabling correct-by-design control refinement, that are founded on coupling uncertainties of stochastic systems via sub-probability measures. Such new relations are essential for constructing abstract models that are related to not only one model but to a set of parameterized models. We provide theoretical results for establishing this new class of relations and the associated closeness guarantees for both linear and nonlinear parametric systems with additive Gaussian uncertainty. The results are demonstrated on a linear model and the nonlinear model of the Van der Pol Oscillator.