Research challenges and applications for underwater sensor networking

@article{Heidemann2006ResearchCA,
  title={Research challenges and applications for underwater sensor networking},
  author={John S. Heidemann and Wei Ye and Jack Wills and Affan A. Syed and Yuan Li},
  journal={IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006. WCNC 2006.},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={228-235}
}
This paper explores applications and challenges for underwater sensor networks. We highlight potential applications to off-shore oilfields for seismic monitoring, equipment monitoring, and underwater robotics. We identify research directions in short-range acoustic communications, MAC, time synchronization, and localization protocols for high-latency acoustic networks, long-duration network sleeping, and application-level data scheduling. We describe our preliminary design on short-range… CONTINUE READING
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