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An time-domain-oriented multiple access protocol for underwater acoustic network communications

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Bao Chun Hou, Alan Adams, Professor Bayan Sharif


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It is well known that TDMA protocols have been successfully used in satellite communications. However, it is not possible to use classical TDMA in underwater acoustical channels, because of the significant propagation delay that makes synchronisation impossible. In this work, a new multiple access protocol based on the TDMA concept is investigated. By interleaving the messages at the physical level, the underwater channel is used as a fixed delay FIFO buffer. The new protocol ensures that no user receives a relevant packet whilst simultaneously transmitting.

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Author(s): Hou B, Hinton OR, Adams AE, Sharif BS

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Oceans '99 MTS/IEEE - Riding the Crest into the 21st Century

Year of Conference: 1999

Number of Volumes: 3

Pages: 585-589

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.1999.804767

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ISBN: 0780356284