Publication Detail

Throughput and Transmission Capacity of Underwater Networks with Randomly Distributed Nodes

Kostas Stamatiou, Paolo Casari, Michele Zorzi
6 pp.
MITSG 11-23
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT

In this paper, we derive fundamental performance limits of underwater networks via an analysis of the average behavior of random deployments. In particular, we consider an underwater network that consists of a Poisson point process of transmitters, each with a receiver at a given distance. The link channel model accounts for path-loss, frequency-dependent absorption, and Rayleigh fading. We evaluate the probability of a successful transmission, defined as the probability that the signal to- interference-and-noise ratio at the typical receiver is greater than a predetermined threshold, over different network and channel realizations. We then determine the network throughput density, and the transmission capacity, defined as the maximum throughput density such that a constraint on the success probability is satisfied. The dependence of these metrics on the operating frequency and other system parameters is quantified through the proposed framework.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Parent Project

Project No.: 2007-R/RT-2/RCM-21
Title: Acoustic Communication Networks for Distributed Autonomous Underwater Platforms