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Underwater radiocommunications: An alternative to acoustics?

Casari, Paolo (2015) Underwater radiocommunications: An alternative to acoustics? In: Proyecto UNDERWORLD - Sesión de Sensibilización del Centro Demostrador TIC Marino Marítimo - Reevaluación de radiocomunicaciones submarinas: Situación actual y retos (Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias), 23 June 2015, Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, Spain.

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Radio-frequency communications are recently being re-evaluated for the purpose of transmitting digital data under water. However, the conductivity of ocean waters as well as fresh waters tends to quickly dissipate the power of a radiating radio wave, confining the communication range within a few tens of cm, and requiring careful design of antennas, physical layer modulation techniques and of the system as a whole. In this talk, we will address the vision of IMDEA Networks on radio communications under water, review a few recent underwater applications whose challenges could be at least partially addressed via radio-frequency communications, and discuss relevant previous work and current efforts related to this topic. The bottom line of the presented arguments is that, compared to optical and acoustic communications, underwater digital radio communications constitute a comparatively newer research area. However, if the technology will be sufficiently researched and developed, this technology is very likely to provide a good solution to a set of practical communication and operational problems found in underwater static and mobile networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Invited Talk)
Additional Information: Proyecto UNDERWORLD: UNDERWater radiocommunications for Optimized monitoring using multiReLay Devices Radiocomunicaciones optimizadas submarinas usando dispositivos repetidores para aplicaciones de monitorización Event location: Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias Carretera de Taliarte s/n, 35214 Telde, Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 13:17

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