3 June 2013 Experimental validation of an undersea free space laser network simulator in turbid coastal conditions
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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.
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David Rashkin, Fraser Dalgleish, Ionut Cardei, Bing Ouyang, Anni Vuorenkoski, Mihaela Cardei, "Experimental validation of an undersea free space laser network simulator in turbid coastal conditions", Proc. SPIE 8724, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V, 872404 (3 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2019192
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