Date Added: Aug 2012
The authors study optimal admission control in a two-class preemptive loss system. A class-1 customer arrival aborts service of a class-2 customer if the system is full upon arrival. Each successfully serviced class-2 customer leads to a reward, whereas each aborted class-2 customer incurs a cost. Using dynamic programming, they characterize optimal admission control for class-2 customers that maximize the long-run average profit. The optimal admission control policy depends only on the total occupancy and is of threshold type.