Hypercube Queueing Model, Executive Summary

Prepared for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

by Jan M. Chaiken

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One of a series of HUD-funded reports describing emergency service deployment models, this report describes in nontechnical terms the Hypercube Queueing Model and compares it with several other computer programs that can assist in locating and designing response districts for ambulances, police patrol cars, and firefighting units. It tells when and how the model should be used, and the resources needed. The program stores geographical information like a dispatcher's map, including the home location or patrol area of each unit. Any changes that could possibly be shown on a dispatcher's map are suitable for analysis by the model, which will display travel times, workloads, inter-district dispatches, etc.

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