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Acoustic (Underwater) Communications

Milica Stojanovic
2003
35 pp.
MITSG 03-37J
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The need for underwater wireless communications exists in applications such as remote control in off-shore oil industry, pollution monitoring in environmental systems, collection of scientific data recorded at ocean-bottom stations and unmanned underwater vehicles, speech transmission between divers, and mapping of the ocean floor for detection of objects and discovery of new resources. Wireless underwater communications can be established by transmission of acoustic waves. The underwater acoustic communication channels, however, have limited bandwidth, and often cause signal dispersion in time and frequency. Despite these limitations, underwater acoustic communications are a rapidly growing field of research and engineering.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2002-RD-17
Title: High Rate Acoustic Link for Video Transmission from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

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