Refracted Acoustic Communications in Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks with Mobility

S. Blouin, M. Barbeau, E. Kranakis

Abstract

Routing is a fundamental function of any wireless network. For battery-powered underwater sensors using acoustic waves, routing is even more challenging due to an ever changing and communication-opaque ocean. Herein, we propose a shallow-water routing scheme that adapts to a unique physical phenomena of the medium. In particular, the proposed routing exploits downward and upward refractions for underwater networks comprising mobile nodes. Solutions for node-to-node links are developed before extending the concept to network routing. In particular, necessary and sufficient conditions guaranteeing the existence of a single-hop link through acoustic refraction are derived. Simulations convey results followed by concluding remarks.

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Blouin S., Barbeau M. and Kranakis E. (2015). Refracted Acoustic Communications in Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks with Mobility . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-758-086-4, pages 113-121. DOI: 10.5220/0005199501130121


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@conference{sensornets15,
author={S. Blouin and M. Barbeau and E. Kranakis},
title={Refracted Acoustic Communications in Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks with Mobility},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2015},
pages={113-121},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005199501130121},
isbn={978-989-758-086-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - Refracted Acoustic Communications in Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks with Mobility
SN - 978-989-758-086-4
AU - Blouin S.
AU - Barbeau M.
AU - Kranakis E.
PY - 2015
SP - 113
EP - 121
DO - 10.5220/0005199501130121