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Abstract

In this chapter, we consider a discrete-time system with time indexed by t = 0, 1, 2,… We describe a discrete-time arrival process of a traffic source by a sequence of variables A≡{A(t),t = 0, 1, 2,…, where A(t) is the cumulative number of arrivals by time t. We assume that there is no arrival at time 0, i.e., A(0) = 0, and that A(t) is increasing, i.e., A(s) < A(t), for all s < t. Following the terminology in communication networks, we sometimes call an arrival a packet. Packets are assumed to be of the same size unless otherwise specified.

Keywords

Queue Length Arrival Process Busy Period Network Element Maximum Delay 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-Shang Chang
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan, Republic of China

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