The analysis and design of hybrid systems must exploit their hierarchical and compositional nature of in order to tackle complexity. In previous work, we presented a hierarchical abstraction framework for hybrid control systems based on the notions of simulation and bisimulation. In this paper, we build upon our previous work and investigate the compositionality of our abstraction framework. We present a composition operator that allows synchronization on inputs and states of hybrid systems. We then show that the composition operator is compatible with our abstraction framework in the sense that abstracting subsystems will the result in an abstraction of the overall system.
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