Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Mathematical Science


Kiessler, Peter C

Committee Member

Gallagher , Colin M

Committee Member

Lund , Robert B


We consider a network of K queues in tandem labeled Q1, Q2, ..,QK. The arrivals to Q 1 form a non-homogeneous Poisson process whose intensity is periodic. We conjecture that asymptotically the arrival process Aj to Qj, j= 1,2,..,K is cycle stationary. In addition, we conjecture that asymptotically as 'j' gets larger, the arrival process at the jth queue gets closer to a stationary point process. Hence, the queue performance measures become more stationary as 'j' increases. We perform Monte-Carlo simulations and design statistical tests whose results support the conjecture.