Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
A mobile underwater wireless sensor network is a system of mobile underwater sensors which are acoustically networked. Existing ocean studies using independent mobile sensors have led to many interesting discoveries. Therefore, the networking capability will extend the capability of existing approaches and enable novel applications because it provides more control and coordination of the sensors. However, network mobility and environment uncertainty create numerous challenging issues which need to be addressed before such a paradigm becomes reality. Network deployment is among the most important problems because it has a significant impact on other research areas.