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Experimental validation of an undersea free space laser network simulator in turbid coastal conditions
Author(s): David Rashkin; Fraser Dalgleish; Ionut Cardei; Bing Ouyang; Anni Vuorenkoski; Mihaela Cardei
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Paper Abstract

Mobile, high throughput mid-range data communications and robust real-time data networking in the subsea environment that can accommodate high bandwidth sensors such as optical imagers have a potentially high impact as enabling technologies for a variety of future subsea operations in the areas of distributed sensing and real-time wireless feedback and control of unmanned undersea vehicles. Although much work has been done recently in the field of undersea optical free space communications and networking, to date there has yet to be an implementation of a complete multi-node undersea wireless optical data communications network. The deployment and testing of optical wireless network equipment in the undersea environment is expensive and time-consuming, and there is a clear need for a network simulation framework that will allow researchers to evaluate the performances of different networking concepts/configurations under realistic operational and environmental constraints. This paper describes a network simulation approach that uses an accurate time dependent Monte Carlo channel model to simulate the networking physical layer, which can be used in conjunction with higher network layer protocols to simulate larger scale network performance and to help determine hardware requirements for overall network system design in a variety of undersea channel conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8724, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V, 872404 (3 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019192
Show Author Affiliations
David Rashkin, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)
Fraser Dalgleish, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (United States)
Ionut Cardei, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)
Bing Ouyang, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (United States)
Anni Vuorenkoski, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (United States)
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8724:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V
Weilin W. Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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