We consider polling systems with general service times and switch-over times, gated service at all queues and with general renewal arrival processes. We derive closed-form expressions for the expected delay in heavy-traffic (HT). So far, rigorous proofs of HT limits have only been obtained for Poisson-type arrival processes, whereas for renewal arrivals HT limits are based on conjectures.
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Keywords polling systems, switch-over times, renewal arrivals, heavy traffic
THEME Logistics (theme 3), Energy (theme 4)
Publisher North-Holland
Journal Operations Research Letters
Citation
van der Mei, R.D, & Winands, E.M.M. (2008). A note on polling models with renewal arrivals and nonzero switch-over times. Operations Research Letters, 36, 500–505.