Communication technology unlocking the ocean – UCOMMS at the edge (Cutting Edge)

Themes: Audio and acoustic signal processing, Distributed autonomous sensing systems, Signal processing for communication

Development of underwater communication techniques to improve the communication efficiency.

One of the main challenges for underwater communication is to guarantee a fast and reliable wireless data connection to link between underwater (acoustic) communications (UCOMMS) to above-water communications (radio, SATCOM, etc.). This data connection needs to be wireless for flexibility and scalability of the operation. As the air-water interface is typically unstable, a significant Doppler spread is introduced, severely limiting the communication bandwidth. This bandwidth limitation will prevent the use of high-data-rate.

This project focusses on the development of underwater communication techniques to improve the communication efficiency.

Project data

Researchers: Richard Hendriks, Richard Heusdens, Ids van der Werf
Starting date: August 2022
Closing date: August 2026
Funding: 288 kE; related to group 288 kE
Sponsor: TNO
Partners: TNO, NLDA, TUDelft
Contact: Richard Hendriks

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