Deepwater Monitoring System Using Logistic-Support Vessels in Underwater Sensor Networks

Date Added: Mar 2011
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This paper proposes a deepwater monitoring system built with sensors distributed over the subsea pipelines which are responsible for transportation of oil production. Data transmission is undertaken by underwater acoustic modems installed on the sensors and vessels used for logistic support of the oil exploration. However, the vessels may not be within sensor range at all times, requiring the use of DTN (Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network). This paper investigates the routing protocols Prophet and Epidemic, analyzing system behavior using ONE (Opportunistic Network Environment) simulator and compatible in the Campos Basin scenario in the Brazilian oil exploration area.