Underwater Sensor Networks: A New Energy Efficient and Robust Architecture

Salvador Climent, Juan Vincente Capella, Nirvana Meratnia, Juan José Serrano

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    The specific characteristics of underwater environments introduce new challenges for networking protocols. In this paper, a specialized architecture for underwater sensor networks (UWSNs) is proposed and evaluated. Experiments are conducted in order to analyze the suitability of this protocol for the subaquatic transmission medium. Moreover, different scheduling techniques are applied to the architecture in order to study their performance. In addition, given the harsh conditions of the underwater medium, different retransmission methods are combined with the scheduling techniques. Finally, simulation results illustrate the performance achievements of the proposed protocol in end-to-end delay, packet delivery ratio and energy consumption, showing that this protocol can be very suitable for the underwater medium.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)704-731
    Number of pages28
    JournalSensors (Switzerland)
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2012


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/258359
    • scheduling and retransmission
    • EWI-21391
    • Fault Tolerance
    • IR-79587
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Underwater sensor networks
    • METIS-285065
    • Routing

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