Includes the most up–to–date technologies and on–going research in underwater networking, with real system implementations
This is one of the first books to introduce underwater acoustic networks from the networking and system perspectives, covering the key underwater technologies from the physical to the application layers. It begins with a detailed discussion of underwater communication methods and underwater acoustic channel characteristics. Then, it discusses two popular Medium Access Control (MAC) methods, namely random access control and Time Division Multiple access (TDMA), which are aimed at improving channel efficiency in underwater environments. After that, routing strategies, including both proactive and reactive schemes, are discussed and analyzed in various multi–hop underwater network scenarios. New routing methods such as geographic routing and DTN (Delay Tolerant Network) routing are proposed and studied.
Next, the authors discuss important network services such as synchronization, localization and reliable data transfer for underwater networks. Finally, they address applications and describe specific applications, including acoustic modem design, underwater network node design, and synchronization and localization implementations. Several examples are presented to illustrate useful application domains for underwater networks.
- Includes the most up–to–date technologies and on–going research in underwater networking, with real system implementations
- One of the first books to introduce underwater networks from the networking and system perspectives, presenting state of the art developments in underwater networking and implementations
- A hot topic receiving substantial interest from the telecommunications community due to the challenges posed by the underwater environment and the many applications that can be implemented once the technology is ready
- Fully illustrated throughout, including tables, figures, illustrations, photographs, case studies, tutorials and examples. In addition, it contains three dimensional representations of routing and channel access packet exchanges
A valuable reference for Engineers, researchers and scientists.