Closed-form waiting time approximations for polling systems

M.A.A. Boon, E.M.M. Winands, I.J.B.F. Adan, A.C.C. Wijk, van

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Abstract

A typical polling system consists of a number of queues, attended by a single server in a fixed order. The present study derives closed-form approximations for the mean waiting times and mean marginal queue lengths of polling systems with renewal arrival processes, which can be computed by simple calculations. The results of the present research may be very suitable for the design and optimisation phase in many application areas, such as telecommunication, maintenance, manufacturing and transportation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEurandom
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameReport Eurandom
Volume2009030
ISSN (Print)1389-2355

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