Reliable and Energy-Efficient Multipath Communications in Underwater Sensor Networks

Weak reliability and low energy efficiency are the inherent problems in Underwater Sensor Networks (USNs) characterized by the acoustic channels. Although multiple-path communications coupled by Forward Error Correction (FEC) can achieve high performance for USNs, the low probability of successful recovery of received packets in the destination node significantly affects the overall Packet Error Rate (PER) and the number of multiple paths required, which in turn becomes a critical factor for reliability and energy consumption. In this paper, a novel Multiple-path FEC approach (M-FEC) based on Hamming Coding is proposed for improving reliability and energy efficiency in USNs.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jul 2012 Format: PDF

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