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An Intermittently Served Discrete Time Queue with Applications to Meteor Scatter Communications

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani


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A discrete time single server queue with service interruptions is analyzed in the steady-state under general assumptions. The main motivation for the study is the performance evaluation of a communication protocol using ionized layers created by meteors. The analysis yields the joint distribution of the queue size and the remaining duration of the current operative or inoperative period. The solution takes a particularly simple form in the case where the operative periods have a rational generating function.

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Author(s): Robert P, Mitrani I, King PJB

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Queueing Systems - Theory and Applications

Year: 1988

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

Pages: 25-40

ISSN (print): 0257-0130

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9443

Publisher: Springer New York LLC


DOI: 10.1007/BF01159085

Notes: Invited Paper. On short-term visits to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Work done while the author was visiting the AT&T Bell Laboratories.


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