Accession Number:

ADA170110

Title:

Optimal Idle and Inspection Periods for M/G/1 Queues,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We consider an MG1 queue that operates under a T,N-policy whenever the system becomes empty, the server is idle for a time T and then it inspects the queue continuously without serving customers until there are N customers waiting - thereupon the server is activated for service and serves customers continuously until the system becomes empty. This idle-inspection-service cycle is repeated indefinitely. There are costs for inspecting the queue, activating and running the server, and holding customers in the system. We present a computational procedure for determining the design parameters T,N that minimizes the average cost.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE