Real-Time Communication Support for Over-water Wireless Multi-hop Networks
Ref: CISTER-TR-200601 Publication Date: 5, May, 2020
Real-Time Communication Support for Over-water Wireless Multi-hop NetworksRef: CISTER-TR-200601 Publication Date: 5, May, 2020
The prospect scenario for wireless communications and networking technologies in aquatic environments is nowadays promising. The growing interest around this subject in the last decades has recently been accelerated due to the more powerful capabilities of a number of sensing, control and communication devices. Moored, fixed, drifting, and vehicular nodes form now a rich ecosystem of autonomous embedded systems potentially connected in a multi-hop (and over-water) fashion, which demand innovative solutions to satisfy the ever-increasing requirements of reliability, bandwidth, latency and cost. The efforts in this direction, mostly as a result of the push from the Internet-of-Thing (IoT) and related communication paradigms, are now at an early stage, and thus still pose significant, technical and research challenges, especially from the perspective of communication and networking for applications involving real-time and/or multimedia networking traffic. In this research, we focus on the communication and networking aspects of over-water multi-hop networks aiming at support real-time and/or multimedia (audio/video) traffic using IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) commodity technologies. Special attention is devoted to the impact of cyclic water-level variations (such as tides and waves) on the overall network performance, and how an integrated approach to (i) network design, (ii) protocol adaptation and (iii) routing can contribute to mitigating such an issue.
7th Barcelona Supercomputing Center Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium (BSC SO Doctoral Symposium 2020), pp 52-53.