Queues with delays in two-state strategies and Lévy input

R. Bekker, O.J. Boxma, O. Kella

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We consider a reflected Lévy process without negative jumps, starting at the origin. When the reflected process first upcrosses level K, a timer is activated. After D time units, the timer expires and the Lévy exponent of the Lévy process is changed. As soon as the process hits zero again, the Lévy exponent reverses to the original function. If the process has reached the origin before the timer expires then the Lévy exponent does not change. Using martingale techniques, we analyze the steady-state distribution of the resulting process, reflected at the origin. We pay special attention to the cases of deterministic and exponential timers, and to the following three special Lévy processes: (i) a compound Poisson process plus negative drift (corresponding to an M/G/1 queue), (ii) Brownian motion, and (iii) a Lévy process that is a subordinator until the timer expires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-332
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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