International Journal of Stochastic Analysis

International Journal of Stochastic Analysis / 1989 / Article

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Volume 2 |Article ID 531849 |

Marcel F. Neuts, Ushio Sumita, Yoshitaka Takahashi, "Renewal characterization of Markov modulated Poisson processes", International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, vol. 2, Article ID 531849, 18 pages, 1989.

Renewal characterization of Markov modulated Poisson processes


A Markov Modulated Poisson Process (MMPP) M(t) defined on a Markov chain J(t) is a pure jump process where jumps of M(t) occur according to a Poisson process with intensity λi whenever the Markov chain J(t) is in state i. M(t) is called strongly renewal (SR) if M(t) is a renewal process for an arbitrary initial probability vector of J(t) with full support on P={i:λi>0}. M(t) is called weakly renewal (WR) if there exists an initial probability vector of J(t) such that the resulting MMPP is a renewal process. The purpose of this paper is to develop general characterization theorems for the class SR and some sufficiency theorems for the class WR in terms of the first passage times of the bivariate Markov chain [J(t),M(t)]. Relevance to the lumpability of J(t) is also studied.

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