University of Hertfordshire

Failure tolerance analysis of a small scale underwater sensor network with RF electromagnetic communications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Xianhui Che
  • Ian Wells
  • Gordon Dickers
  • Paul Kear
  • Xiaochun Gong
  • Mark Rhodes
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs 2009 3rd Int Conf on Sensor Technologies and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationSENSORCOMM 2009
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3669-9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2009
Event3rd Int Conf on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2009 (SENSORCOMM'09) - Athens, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 200923 Jun 2009


Conference3rd Int Conf on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2009 (SENSORCOMM'09)


A small scale wireless sensor network was designed using electromagnetic technology in order to provide an underwater coastal monitoring service. The sensor nodes were deployed manually, which formed a multi-hop static topology for the network. Data delivery was scheduled via daily cycles of sleeping and waking-up. Due to the unique features of the network, Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector was chosen as the routing protocol. Modeling and simulations were conducted to evaluate network performance in terms of failure recovery and network re-convergence. The results demonstrated a certain level of failure tolerance of the designated network for this and similar scenarios.

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