Donald P. Gaver

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This paper addresses the problem of scheduling randomly arriving tasks of di€erent types at a diversi®ed service system. Servers at such a system di€er in that each may specialize in one task type, but can also perform others perhaps less rapidly and adequately than does a specialist. We consider the issue of how much redirection of tasks from specialists(More)
The purpose of the present paper is to study systems in which different job types are present at the various servers and are processed according to a variety of scheduling disciplines, in particular in “first-come, first-served” order. Our approach is numerical, and is applied to an example which is also analyzed by means of the Gordon and(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a pulmonary disease that requires the use of mechanical ventilation for patient recovery. However, this can lead to development of ventilator-induced lung injury caused by the over-distension of alveolar tissue and by the repetitive closure (de-recruitment) and reopening (recruitment) of airways. In this study, we(More)
The purpose of this article is to present several physics-based mathematical probabilistic models for Counter Directed Energy Weapon operational planning. The scenario analyzed is that of a surge of friendly Blue aircraft closing on a single High Energy Laser. The surge is a mixture of Blue active platforms, and Blue low-value decoys. Blue is targetable for(More)