M/M/1 Model With Unreliable Service and a Working Vacation

  •  Joshua Patterson    
  •  Andrzej Korzeniowski    


We derive an explicit closed form of the stationary distribution of an M/M/1 queue with unreliable service and a working vacation. We also show that the work in (Patterson & Korzeniowski, 2018) can be obtained as a special case of this model. Future work remains to be done; specifically, it may be possible to use the explicit stationary distribution given here to decompose the queue length into the sum of independent random variables. Consequently, it may then be possible to utilize Little’s Law (Little, 1961) to decompose the customer waiting time as well.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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