SIMULATION WITH MARKOV TRANSITION MATRIX MODEL OF A REQUISITION PROCESSING SYSTEM
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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A cursory review of the literature relating to the application of the Markov Transition Probability Matrix for the evaluation and analysis of problems was accomplished. A FORTRAN IV computer time-sharing program, based upon the mathematics of Markov Transition Matrices, has been developed and documented. The program was initially developed with data based upon a classical random walk problem involving a drunk meandering from corner to corner between his home and a bar. The resulting Markov Model has been applied to a requisitioning system, an essentially equivalent problem. Some analysis results are presented following the application of the computer program to a requisitioning system. The computer program has been written generally enough for application to such other diverse problem areas as charge accounts, tank battles, and reliability and maintainability.
- Operations Research