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Catastrophes and Queueing Systems with Time-Varying Periodic Transition Rates Margolius, Barbara


We study the asymptotic periodic distribution of queues with time-varying periodic transition rates and catastrophes that occur randomly according to an exponential distribution with time-varying periodic rate. When a disaster occurs, the system resets, all customers are lost and an exponentially distributed period of time elapses before the repair is complete. Service is governed by a phase distribution. The asymptotic periodic distribution of the queue process is analogous to the steady state distribution for a system with constant transition rates.

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