TDMA frame design for a prototype underwater RF communication network

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Gordon Dickers, Paul Kear

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    Very low frequency electromagnetic communication system is used in a small scale underwater wireless sensor network for coastal monitoring purposes, as recent research has demonstrated distinct advantages of radio waves compared to acoustic and optical waves in shallow water conditions. This paper describes the detailed TDMA and packet design process for the prototype sensor system. The lightweight protocol is time division based in order to fit the unique characteristics and specifications of the network. Evaluations are based on initial beach trial as well as modeling and simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-327
    Number of pages11
    JournalAd Hoc Networks
    Issue number3
    Early online date23 Jul 2011
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012


    • Communications
    • TDMA
    • Underwater electromagnetic
    • Underwater wireless sensor networks


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