Experimental Measurements of the Packet Burst Ratio Parameter

  • Dominik SamociukEmail author
  • Andrzej Chydzinski
  • Marek Barczyk
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 928)


In computer networking, the burst ratio is a parameter of the packet loss process, containing information about the tendency of losses to occur in blocks, rather than as separate units. Its value is especially important for real-time multimedia transmissions. In this paper, we report the measurements of the value of this parameter carried out in the networking laboratory. These measurements involved high volumes of traffic, different numbers of flows, different TCP/UDP traffic proportions and different packet sizes. In every case, a high value of the burst ratio was obtained. This is an experimental confirmation of the conjecture that the buffering mechanisms, commonly used in the contemporary networks, make the packet losses to group together.


TCP/IP Networks Packet loss Burst ratio Sqlite data-base Traffic generators and analyzers Multimedia transmissions 



This work was conducted within project 2017/25/B/ST6/00110, founded by National Science Centre, Poland. The infrastructure was supported by PL-LAB2020 project, founded by National Centre for Research and Development, Poland, contract POIG.02.03.01-00-104/13-00.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Samociuk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrzej Chydzinski
    • 1
  • Marek Barczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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