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Node discovery and self initialization protocol for distributed underwater acoustic networks

Lookup NU author(s): Al-Khalid Othman, Alan Adams, Professor Harris Tsimenidis


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There has been a large volume of research invested over the last decade into overcoming the difficulties inherent with propagation of information bearing signals through the underwater acoustic communications. This has been driven by an increasing demand for reliable and high capacity underwater acoustic networks (UANs). Applications of interest in this area include oceanographic information gathering, environmental monitoring and coastal defence. One of the major challenges in the UANs area of research is the development of a networking protocol that can cope with the adverse underwater environment. In this paper we suggest a protocol that is capable of node discovery and self initialization in distributed UANs. The methods and strategies of nodes discovery will involve a primary seed node which is capable of determining neighbouring nodes and eventually all nodes in the network. By the end of node discovery, each node will have the knowledge of locations all other nodes. The self initialization involves assigning secondary seed nodes for further discovery. (5 References).

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Author(s): Othman AK, Adams AE, Tsimenidis CC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP)

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: 375-678

Notes: Dlay SS Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing. CSNDSP 2004. Fourth International Symposium. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 20-22 July 2004.