Date Added: May 2011
In recent years, new challenges and emerging applications have inspired increasing research interests in the area of underwater networks. However, field experiments are expensive and not all the research work can be evaluated in real world scenarios in a timely fashion. This motivates the authors' interest on developing an affordable, accessible and user friendly platform for conducting field experiments. Aqua-TUNE, the Testbed for Underwater NEtworks, is presented in this paper. It can be used to experimentally evaluate the algorithms and protocols developed for underwater networks in real world scenarios.