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A Scalable Global Positioning System-Free Localization Scheme for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Seaweb is an acoustic communication technology that enables communication between sensor nodes. Seaweb technology utilizes the commercially available telesonar modems that have developed link and network layer firmware to provide a robust undersea communication capability. Seaweb interconnects the underwater nodes through digital signal processing-based modem by using acoustic links between the neighboring sensors. In this paper, the authors design and investigate a global positioning system-free passive localization protocol by integrating the innovations of leveling and localization with the Seaweb technology. This protocol uses the range data and planar trigonometry principles to estimate the positions of the underwater sensor nodes.

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