Re-Evaluation of RF Electromagnetic Communication in Underwater Sensor Networks

Che, Xianhui and Wells, Ian and Dickers, Gordon and Kear, Paul (2010) Re-Evaluation of RF Electromagnetic Communication in Underwater Sensor Networks.

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Abstract

Most underwater wireless networks use acoustic waves as the transmission medium nowadays, but the chances of getting much more out of acoustic modems are quite remote. Optical links are impractical for many underwater applications. Given modern operational requirements and digital communications technology, the time is now ripe for re-evaluating the role of electromagnetic signals in underwater environments. The research presented in this article is motivated by the limitations of current and established wireless underwater techniques, as well as the potential that electromagnetic waves can offer to underwater applications. A case study is presented that uses electromagnetic technology in a small-scale underwater wireless sensor network. The results demonstrate the likely effectiveness of the designated network.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2010.5673085. Series: Vol 48;No 12.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Underwater Sensor Networks, Underwater RF Communications
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 11:47
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2016 16:23
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/331

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