Continuous Polling With Rerouting and Applications to Ferry Assisted Wireless LANs
In almost all studied continuous polling systems, the user leaves the system after his service is completed. There are interesting applications, in which the users demand a second service (or more). For example, in a ferry assisted wireless network, for every local data transfer the ferry has to collect the data from the source and then deliver the same to the sink. This type of application can be modeled by polling systems with rerouting. In polling systems with arrivals on a continuum (on a circle), a moving server attends the users as and when it encounters one.