Welcome to SCRC
Underwater sensor networks (UWSNs) are the next generation’s networks. The unique characteristics of the aquatic environment, that is low propagation speed, limited bandwidth, absence of GPS signaling, floating node mobility and limited acoustic link capacity are different from those of RF based networks. Moreover, the energy is also limited. Many kinds of research are going to overcome this problem and the network protocol design, especially in MAC and PHY layer, has already succeeded. However, the cross layer protocol design will be a great works to apply to the UWSNs design in the future.
We conduct research on fundamental research issues in UWSNs, including efficient acoustic communications, medium access control, reliable data transfer, and mobile ad-hoc network, etc. Our goal is to develop an applicable underwater technology in UWSNs for foreseeable future. [Read more…]