Practical problems of experimenting with an underwater wireless sensor node platform

Kui Zhang, Salvador Climent, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Although in recent years many research activities have been carried out on underwater communication, still many challenges need to be tackled to make the underwater communication suitable for real applications. To this end, availability of an open and well-designed platform and performing realworld experiments are crucial. In reality, the real-world experiments have proved to be much more difficult than expected as the underwater communication channel has not yet fully and precisely been modeled and the performance of signal processing part might be varied from application to application. The deployment itself, online debugging, dealing with variable channel characteristics, and packaging are issues making reallife underwater communication experiments challenging. In this paper, we present initial results of dealing with and solving some practical problems of experimenting with an underwater wireless sensor node platform. We also highlight the drawbacks of current underwater research platform as far as deployments are concerned.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages365-370
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0673-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2011
    Event7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2011 - Hilton Hotel - Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 6 Dec 20119 Dec 2011
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2011
    Abbreviated titleISSNIP
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period6/12/119/12/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-281648
    • EWI-21009
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/258359
    • IR-78988

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