Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,790,521

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

8-4-1998

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/624,897

Date Filed

1996-03-27

Total Pages

25 pages

Abstract

An apparatus and method for optimal packet marking to control consecutive packet loss (also called "average packet gap") in a packet buffer. The apparatus and method can be used in a packet switched system having either a single or multiple packet class, as well as at any entry point of the packet switched system, e.g. source buffers, and switching node buffers. It is shown that variations of the disclosed packet marking method are optimal for either minimizing or maximizing the average packet gap.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/192