## Improved Delay Bound for a Service Curve Element with Known Transmission Rate

Network calculus is often used to prove delay bounds in deterministic networks, using arrival and service curves. We consider a FIFO system that offers a rate-latency service curve and where packet transmission occurs at line rate without pre-emption. The existing network calculus delay bounds take advantage of the service curve guarantee but not of the fact that transmission occurs at full line rate. In this letter, we provide a novel, improved delay bound which takes advantage of these two features. Contrary to existing bounds, ours is per-packet and depends on the packet length. We prove that it is tight.

Published in:
IEEE Networking Letters, 1, 3, 136-139
Year:
Jun 26 2019
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