Accession Number : AD1028751


Title :   Toward a Mobility-Driven Architecture for Multimodal Underwater Networking


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific San Diego United States


Personal Author(s) : Forero,Pedro ; Lapic,Stephan K ; Zorzi,Michele


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1028751.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Relying on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for ferrying data in an underwater network is an appealing approach for supporting a wide range of underwater networking applications. By equipping AUVs with short-range, high-bandwidth underwater wireless communications, which feature lower energy-per-bit cost than acoustic communications, the energy-usage efficiency and data throughput of a network servicing data-intensive applications can be significantly improved. Although data-ferrying is an attractive concept due to its simplicity, bringing this networking paradigm to fruition requires synergistic integration of a wide range of technologies that go beyond networking to incorporate, among others, energy recharging and management, and AUV path-planning and navigation. This report outlines functional layers that are necessary to accomplish the vision of a cohesive mobility-driven underwater networking architecture. Our focus is on networking functionalities, AUV path-planning algorithms, and estimation and forecasting tools required to develop effective network management and monitoring mechanisms.


Descriptors :   autonomous underwater vehicles , wireless communications , energy consumption , computer networks


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE