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
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Event8th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2014) - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20144 Sep 2014


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


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


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