Standardization of UAN Simulator Channel Framework

  • M. Monika
  • Shanta Rangaswamy
Conference paper


With the Advent of technology and man’s interest in exploring underwater environment made him to develop new aquatic applications. Underwater Acoustic Networks are used to support these new applications. UAN’s are made up of sensor nodes, vehicles and other devices, for communication between them many network protocols are designed, after developing any new protocol that has to be validated in the ocean environment which is difficult and much costlier, so the next option is to rely on simulators. Simulator results may not be fully accurate. There are many simulators for wireless communication using radio waves but these can’t be used for underwater acoustic communication as they differ greatly. In this paper acoustic jprowler simulator is implemented using jprowler as the base simulator, at acoustic layer an improved channel model is used which considers few ocean dynamics and environmental parameters. Right communication can be achieved by appropriate Noise model, attenuation model at the acoustic layer and a mac protocol is designed using results from the physical layer. Simulation results analyzed and compared against the results from field experiment in Chesapeake Bay in USA.


Underwater acoustic network Jprowler Acoustic layer model Cooperative mac 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Monika
    • 1
  • Shanta Rangaswamy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CSER.V. College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia

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