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iDiver: underwater text messaging and locating system for divers
Author(s): Ranga Narayanaswami; Carlos Gutiérrez; R. Rameez; Milica Stojanovic; Raman K. Mehra
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Paper Abstract

Divers executing strategic underwater missions as well as recreational divers have a great need for communication. Divers can communicate between themselves as well as to a surface boat, to share information, perform cooperative maneuvers and call for help. In addition, it would be useful to know the location of all divers relative to the boat. Such capability will allow operators to guide divers in their maneuvers and provide immediate assistance during emergencies. We present the development of communication protocols for text messaging and the development of a relative diver locating system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8372, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring IV, 837219 (11 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918494
Show Author Affiliations
Ranga Narayanaswami, Scientific Systems Co., Inc. (United States)
Carlos Gutiérrez, Scientific Systems Co., Inc. (United States)
R. Rameez, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Milica Stojanovic, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Raman K. Mehra, Scientific Systems Co., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8372:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring IV
Weilin Will Hou; Robert Arnone, Editor(s)

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