Accession Number : AD0759025

Title :   Simulation by Incremental Stochastic Transition Matrices (SISTM),

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Hosford,John E.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Simulation by Incremental Stochastic Transition Matrices (SISTM) is a direct probabilistic simulation technique applicable to most queueing systems. SISTM uses a state vector giving the probability, for each queue, that the queue has X units waiting for service (X = 0,1,2,3,.....). This state vector is updated every time increment by multiplying it by a transition matrix giving the probability that the queue length changes from X to X' units. SISTM can change the arrival and service distribution every time increment, can use any discrete service time distribution, and can be used to evaluate systems which have sequential and parallel queues.

Descriptors :   (*QUEUEING THEORY, *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), SCHEDULING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE