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Nonstationary Input Processes

  1. Michael E. Kuhl

Published Online: 15 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0574

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Kuhl, M. E. 2011. Nonstationary Input Processes. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. Rochester Institute of Technology, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Rochester, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2011

Abstract

Nonstationary input processes are utilized in simulation to model time-varying patterns of events. The focus of this article is on modeling and simulating nonstationary arrival processes. In particular, we discuss nonparametric, parametric, and semiparmetric methods for modeling and simulating nonhomogeneous Poisson processes. In addition, we present methods for modeling and simulating nonstationary non-Poisson arrival processes.

Keywords:

  • modeling and simulation;
  • Poisson process;
  • semiparametric method;
  • mean-value function