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mix of expertise so as to meet availability and waiting time targets. A similar problem is faced
by large consulting service companies, hiring consultants that can be grouped into multiple
overlapping teams for diﬀerent projects. The basic problem is to weigh future uncertain
demand against staﬃng costs.
• Electronic circuits: Scaling down the power and energy of electronic circuits reduces the
reliability and predictability of many individual elements, but the circuits must nevertheless
be engineered so the overall circuit is reliable.
• Wireless communication: Wireless links are subject to fading, interference from other
transmitters, doppler spread due to mobility and multipath propagation. The demand, such
as the number of simultaneous users of a particular access point or base station, is also time
varying and not fully known in advance. These and other eﬀects can vary greatly with time
and location, but yet the wireless system must be engineered to meet acceptable call quality
and access probabilities.
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course ISYE 2027 taught by Professor Zahrn during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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