A Synchronization-Free Cooperative Transmission Protocol to Avoid Energy-Hole Problem for Underwater Acoustic Networks

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 298)


Underwater acoustic sensor network with terrestrial wireless sensor network characteristics distinct, underwater acoustic sensor network uses sound waves to be transmitted, resulting in underwater network with high propagation delay characteristics, if applied directly to land-based routing mechanism water network, will give rise to a number of problems. Therefore, this paper designed for underwater network environment routing protocols, thereby reducing the underwater acoustic sensor network to send packets to the end-to-end delay and for collaborative work on underwater acoustic transmission sensor network, encountered the challenges of high propagation delay characteristics discussed. This paper presents the work last sleep period, coordinated and collaborative collection of neighbor information transfer protocol. Through simulation, this paper found that the proposed routing protocol SCTP, the delay in the point to point, network transmission performance and power consumption of a significant improvement in performance.


cooperative transmission routing energy hole underwater sensor networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and Information EngineeringTamkang UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Distance Education Development SectionTamkang UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.

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