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Dynamic advance reservation with delayed allocation

United States Patent

8,902,920
December 2, 2014
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A method of scheduling data transmissions from a source to a destination, includes the steps of: providing a communication system having a number of channels and a number of paths, each of the channels having a plurality of designated time slots; receiving two or more data transmission requests; provisioning the transmission of the data; receiving data corresponding to at least one of the two or more data transmission requests; waiting until an earliest requested start time T.sub.s; allocating at the current time each of the two or more data transmission requests; transmitting the data; and repeating the steps of waiting, allocating, and transmitting until each of the two or more data transmission requests that have been provisioned for a transmission of data is satisfied. A system to perform the method of scheduling data transmissions is also described.
Vokkarane; Vinod (Acton, MA), Somani; Arun (Ames, IA)
University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
13/ 533,355
20120327953
June 26, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention described herein was made in the performance of work under Department of Energy Grant DE-SC0004909, and is subject to the provisions of Public Law 96-517 (35 U.S.C. .sctn.202) in which the Contractor has elected to retain title.