Accession Number : ADA184255

Title :   Heterogeneous Multi-Trunking Queueing Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND APPLIED STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,Martin J ; Harris,Carl M

PDF Url : ADA184255

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In a packet switched network, several types of transmission may connect a pair of nodes of the network. The delay characteristics of each type of transmission may be significantly different and so a single queue to the node pair operating under a first-come, first-served rule may not be best. This paper develops both exact and approximate mathematical models that determine various system-level performance measures for a (K,N) scheme. Under this scheme arriving packets are placed in the queue for one type of transmission until the size reaches K, whereupon arriving packets are diverted to the other transmission system. When the number of packets at the first system drops to N(K), arriving packets are placed in the first queue.

Descriptors :   *QUEUEING THEORY, *COMMUNICATION SWITCHING CENTERS, *TRUNKS(COMMUNICATIONS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, COMPUTATIONS, HETEROGENEITY, MULTIPLE OPERATION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, NODES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE