US Patent 5,790,521
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
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.
Lee, Chaewoo W. and Andersland, Mark S. Marking mechanism for controlling consecutive packet loss in ATM networks. US Patent 5,790,521 filed March 27, 1996 and issued August 04, 1998. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/192