We consider a polling model of two M/G/1 queues, served by a single server. The service policy for this polling model is of threshold type. Service at queue 1 is exhaustive. Service at queue 2 is exhaustive unless the size of queue 1 reaches some level T during a service at queue 2; in the latter case the server switches to queue 1 at the end of that service. Both zero- and nonzero switchover times are considered. We derive exact expressions for the joint queue length distribution at customer departure epochs, and for the steady-state queue-length and sojourn time distributions. In addition, we supply a simple and very accurate approximation for the mean queue lengths, which is suitable for optimization purposes.
|Journal||European Journal of Operational Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|