Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Engineering applications

  • Reuven R. Levary
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_289

Different engineering disciplines have unique characteristics and problems. Operations research is a field made up of many conceptually different methods and algorithms, each suited to a specific environment. Thus, some specific operations research methods and algorithms are better suited to the solution of certain types of engineering problems than others. Applications of operations research methods and algorithms to problems in those engineering disciplines best suited to such applications are described below.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Operations research methods are widely used in various aspects of communication system planning, design, manufacturing, and implementation (Daigle and Langford, 1988). Examples that illustrate the diversity of applications of operations research methods to communication systems include a filter design which uses game theory (Kazakos, 1983) and the use of Markov chains to model a synchronous time division multiplexing frame synchronization...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuven R. Levary
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  1. 1.St. Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA