Distributed processing in underwater sensor networks

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Prof Michael Frater (m.frater@adfa.edu.au)

Description of Work: 


This project is part of a larger program to build a low-cost, large-scale, high-capacity underwater sensor network consisting of thousands of nodes. The aim of this project is to develop algorithms for sharing and processing sensor data from large numbers of low-quality sensors. Applications include measurement of environmental data such as ocean currents, and direction finding for underwater ransmitters.

Description of Work:

  • Investigate suitability of distributed processing algorithms for underwater networks
  • Adapt and improve selected algorithms for the underwater environment
  • Implement algorithms in a large-scale sensor network.