A state-dependent approximation for the generalized Engset model

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

7 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations


Related Research Unit(s)


Original languageEnglish
Article number5353277
Pages (from-to)962-964
Journal / PublicationIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


The well-known Engset model has been widely used and studied. In this paper, we propose a new state dependent approximation for a special case of the generalized Engset model that considers packet/burst dumping.We also correct here several errors in [7] which considered the same model. Numerical results over a wide range of parameters demonstrate the superiority of the new approximation over previous ones. © 2006 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Blocking probability, Bufferless optical networks, Engset formula, OBS