Accession Number:

ADA528024

Title:

Performance Limits of Fair-Access in Underwater Sensor Networks

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper investigates fundamental performance limits of medium access control MAC protocols for particular underwater multi-hop sensor networks under a fair-access criterion requiring that sensors have an equal rate of underwater frame delivery to a base station. Tight upper bounds on network utilization and tight lower bounds on minimum time between samples are derived for fixed linear topology. The paper also examines the implication of the end-to-end performance bounds regarding the traffic rate and sensing time interval of individual sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE