Welcome to the HYBRIDGE Web-site
HYBRIDGE is a project within the 5th Framework Programme
IST-2001-IV.2.1 (iii) (Distributed Control), funded by the European Commission
under contract number IST-2001-32460.
The contents of this site reflects the authors views; the Community is not
liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
The 21st century finds Europe facing a number of remarkable changes,
many of which involve large complex real-time systems the management
and control of which undergoes a natural trend of becoming more
and more distributed
while at the same time the safety criticality of these systems
for human society tends to increase. However good the control design
for these systems will be, humans are the only ones carrying responsibility
for the operational safety. This implies that control system designs
for safety critical operations have to be embedded within sound
safety management systems such that the level of safety stays under
control of humans. The objective of HYBRIDGE is to develop the methodologies
to accomplish this, and to demonstrate their use in support of advanced
air traffic management design.
In addition to direct application to air traffic management, these
contributions form the nucleus for further research and development
into a complex, uncertain system theory, and into application of
this theory to distributed control of other real time complex systems
such as communication, computer and power networks.
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