Optimal multi-threshold control by the BMAP/SM/1 retrial system
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A single server retrial system having several operation modes is considered. The modes are distinguished by the transition rate of the batch Markovian arrival process (BMAP), kernel of the semi-Markovian (SM) service process and the intensity of retrials. Stationary state distribution is calculated under the fixed value of the multi-threshold control strategy. Dependence of the cost criterion, which includes holding and operation cost, on the thresholds is derived. Numerical results illustrating the work of the computer procedure for calculation of the optimal values of thresholds are presented.
KeywordsBatch Markovian arrival process Controlled operation modes Cost criterion Optimal control
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