Date Added: Dec 2010
One-Way Delay Variation (OWDV) has become increasingly of interest to researchers as a way to evaluate network state and service quality, especially for real-time and streaming services such as Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) and video. Many schemes for OWDV measurement require clock synchronization through the Global-Positioning System (GPS) or network time protocol. In clock-synchronized approaches, the accuracy of OWDV measurement depends on the accuracy of the clock synchronization. GPS provides highly accurate clock synchronization. However, the deployment of GPS on legacy network equipment might be slow and costly. This paper proposes a method for measuring OWDV that dispenses with clock synchronization.