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27 March 1987 Optimization of Throughput in a Production Line With Blocking
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Proceedings Volume 0726, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision V; (1987)
Event: Cambridge Symposium_Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Production lines with limited storage capacities can be modelled as cyclic queueing networks with finite buffers and general service times. A new technique, called perturba-tion analysis of discrete event dynamic systems, is applied to these queueing netowrks. Estimates of the gradient of the system throughput are obtained by perturbation analysis based on only one sample trajectory of the system. A modified Kiefer-Wolfowitz stochastic optimization procedure using the perturbation analysis estimates of gradients is proposed. This procedure possesses better convergence properties than the basic Kiefer-Wolfowitz procedure.
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Xiren Cao "Optimization of Throughput in a Production Line With Blocking", Proc. SPIE 0726, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision V, (27 March 1987);


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