Journal Published Online: 16 December 2014
Volume 44, Issue 3

Random Policy for an Unreliable Server System With Delaying Repair and Setup Time Under Bernoulli Vacation Schedule



This paper deals with an M/G/1 queuing system with server setup and a Bernoulli vacation schedule, in which an unreliable server applies a random N-policy. The server may break down at any time, and the service channel will fail for the duration of the breakdown. When units in the queue are exhaustively served, the server will become idle until the queue size grows to meet a random threshold N(≥1). As soon as the queue size reaches N, the server will immediately begin to serve the waiting units. Upon the service completion of each unit, the server may take a vacation or may remain in the system to serve the next unit, if any. This study derives the queue size distribution during a busy period initiation epoch and a departure epoch, respectively. We also give the analytic expression for the distribution of the delay busy period, which includes breakdown periods and actual busy periods. Furthermore, numerical examples of the long-run cost functions for the random N-policy and the classical N-policy are investigated.

Author Information

Huang, Hsin-I.
Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taichung Univ. of Science and Technology, Taichung, TW
Wang, Tsung-Yin
Dept. of Accounting Information, National Taichung Univ. of Science and Technology, Taichung, TW
Ke, Jau-Chuan
Dept. of Applied Statistics, National Taichung Univ. of Science and Technology, Taichung, TW
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Stock #: JTE20140102
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20140102