A Study on Water-Line Performance Improvement Based on OFDM System for Underwater Communication

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Executive Summary

To overcome the poor communication environment between the underwater acoustic signal transmitter and receiver, previous research applied underwater acoustic OFDM communication system which had efficient bandwidth capacity and could mitigate multi-path delay spread effect via guard interval. Concurrently with this OFDM signal, additional data could be transmitted through spread spreading technique, which was called water-line technique. However, this decreased the performance of the OFDM modulation because the water-line signal degraded OFDM signal. In this paper, the authors studied the efficient method to minimize signal interference by water-line signal so that they applied convolution error correction code on water-line to minimize signal level.

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