Accession Number : ADA114188

Title :   Finite Birth-and-Death Models in Randomly Changing Environments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gaver,D P ; Jacobs,P A ; Latouche,G

PDF Url : ADA114188

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This report provides computational methods for studying properties of birth-death processes whose transition rates (infinitesimal generator) varies in accordance with a random, 'environmental', process. In particular, the models may be used to represent the availability fo redundant systems subject to external shocks or other 'common cause' failures. These models also represent search for an object when the search environment (e.g. weather) varies randomly in time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Random variables, *Markov processes, Finite element analysis, Numerical methods and procedures, Computations, Transitions, Redundancy, Internal, Shock, Failure, Rates, Methodology

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE