Date Added: May 2012
Underwater acoustic sensor network is an emerging technique consisting of sensor nodes, and AUVs all working together to sense various phenomenon, converts the sensed information into digital data, store the digital data and communicate to the base stations through the intermediate nodes. Also Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks are playing a main role in ocean applications. Unfortunately the efficiency of underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks is inferior to that of terrestrial sensor networks due to the long propagation delay, narrow bandwidth and high error rates. Also battery life and storage capacity of node is limited.