Journal article

The waiting time distribution for a TDMA model with a finite buffer and state-dependent service

MF Neuts, J Guo, M Zukerman, HL Vu

IEEE Transactions on Communications | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2005


We obtain detailed analytic formulas for the density and probability distribution of the waiting time in a time-division multiple-access (TDMA) model with a finite buffer and state-dependent service. On successive intervals of length equal to the duration of a slot, the density is expressed as a linear combination of beta densities with positive coefficients. A recursive scheme, obtained by a matrix-analytic derivation, allows for the highly efficient computations of the coefficient sequences. An expression for the mean waiting time is derived using the classical queueing formula L = λW. We also demonstrate that our methodology provides a concise treatment of various special cases that have ..

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