Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents

Measuring End-to-end Delay


In this example we explore the end-to-end delay statistics of applications.

INET version: 4.4

The Model

The end-to-end delay is measured from the moment the packet leaves the source application to the moment the same packet arrives at the destination application.

The end-to-end delay is measured by the meanBitLifeTimePerPacket statistic. The statistic measures the lifetime of the packet, i.e. time from creation in the source application to deletion in the destination application.


The meanBit part refers to the statistic being defined per bit, and the result is the mean of the per-bit values of all bits in the packet. When there is no packet streaming or fragmentation in the network, the bits of a packet travel together, so they have the same lifetime value.

Here is the network:


Here is the configuration:

network = EndToEndDelayMeasurementShowcase
description = "Measure packet end-to-end delay"
sim-time-limit = 1s

# source application ~96Mbps throughput
*.source.numApps = 1
*[0].typename = "UdpSourceApp"
*[0].source.packetLength = 1200B
*[0].source.productionInterval = exponential(100us)
*[0].io.destAddress = "destination"
*[0].io.destPort = 1000

# destination application
*.destination.numApps = 1
*[0].typename = "UdpSinkApp"
*[0].io.localPort = 1000


Here are the results:


TODO why the uptick ?

Sources: omnetpp.ini, EndToEndDelayMeasurementShowcase.ned


Use this page in the GitHub issue tracker for commenting on this showcase.