Dynamically Reconfigurable Routing Protocol Design for Underwater Wireless Sensor Network

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Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSN) share the common challenges of terrestrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), however they are significantly different from terrestrial WSN. Mainly, because acoustic wireless communication is the main physical layer technology in UWSN. Acoustic communication offers longer range, but has limitations due to low speed of sound, high error probability, limited bandwidth capacity, node mobility and 3-dimensional network architecture. Most of the ground based WSN are static, however the UWSN condition keeps on changing due to water current and channel impairment. Therefore the UWSN must be able to dynamically reconfigure itself. The sensor nodes must be able to re-route their communication if the network configuration changes. In this paper we address a fundamental Networking layer
issue by developing a dynamically reconfigurable routing protocol. It is a multi-hop datagram routing scheme which will offer reliable underwater wireless communication by dynamically re-routing the data, when network
configuration changes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014
Event8th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2014) - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20144 Sept 2014


Conference8th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2014)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

previously available at http://www.s2is.org/icst-2014/papers/1569978241.pdf


  • underwater wireless sensor networks
  • dynamically reconfigurable
  • routing protocol
  • NS2


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