Retrofocusing Techniques for High Rate Acoustic Communications

Lead Pi: Milica Stojanovic · 3/2004 - 2/2006

Project Personnel: Lee Freitag

Project number: 2004-R/RCM-12

High-rate acoustic communications is a critical technology for marine applications that require real-time underwater video or simultaneous control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In this project, the researchers are designing, analyzing, and demonstrating retrofocusing techniques for high-rate acoustic underwater communications. The retrofocusing involves spatio-temporal signal processing for communication between two points, one or both of which are equipped with an array of elements to transmit and receive signals. The researchers’ goal is to achieve distortion-free links and higher bit rates«major assets in an underwater acoustic channel whose bandwidth is severely limited.