Acoustic Communication Networks for Distributed Autonomous Underwater Platforms
Lead Pi: Milica Stojanovic · 03/2007 - 03/2013
Project Personnel: Michele Zorzi, Michael Triantafyllou
Key components of future ocean observation systems will include sensor technology, vehicular technology and communications technology. In this project, researchers are focusing on demonstrating a mobile acoustic underwater network that integrates acoustic links into an autonomous multiple-vehicle communication network. Integrated networks of instruments, sensors, robots and vehicles will operate together in a variety of underwater environments, with applications including environmental monitoring (for climate recording, pollution control); collection of scientific data (oceanography, geophysics, chemistry, marine biology, deep-sea archaeology); and efficient search and survey (for detection of objects, ocean bottom imaging and mapping by fleets of cooperating autonomous mobile platforms).