Accession Number:

ADA588006

Title:

Connecting Land-Based Networks to Ships

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Today it is important for Navy ships at sea to be able to communicate and exchange information with a shore network for services such as file transfer, database access, e-mail, webintranet browsing, or video conferencing. To accomplish this, most ships use satellite communications, which is an expensive and slow method. When a ship is near shore, it can use alternate methods of communicating with the shore network that are typically faster and cost less than satellite-based services. Examples of these methods are IEEE 802.16 WiMAX, 2.5G3G4G cellular networks, and Wave Relay systems. This paper evaluates the various methods available in terms of cost, range, bandwidth, quality of service QoS, and reliability, by conducting experiments in Monterey Bay, CA. The experimental results are reported and used in this paper to determine which method would be best suited for various use cases.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Marine Engineering
  • Telemetry
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE