Passive analysis technique for packet link performance

G. Fairhurst, P. S. Wan

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The performance of a bearer link is usually assessed by bit error rate (BER) tests or measurement of the error free seconds (EFS). These require exclusive access to the link. An alternative technique is presented that measures performance by passive observation of the frames passing over a packet link. This may be used to estimate the performance of the link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Packet switching
  • Satellite links


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