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IJCTE 2015 Vol.7(1): 51-56 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2015.V7.929

A Survey on Current Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network Applications

Mohsin Murad, Adil A. Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Manzoor, Emad Felemban, and Saad Qaisar
Abstract—Terrestrial and airborne Wireless Sensor Networks rely on radio frequencies as their communication medium for transmitting data and information. However, sensing and subsequent transmission in sub-sea environment e.g. deep sea exploration requires all together a different approach for communication that has to be done under water. There’s no escaping the fact that a huge amount of unexploited resources lies in the 70% of the earth covered by oceans. Yet, the aquatic world has mainly been unaffected by the recent advances in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their pervasive penetration in modern day research and industrial development. The current pace of research in the area of Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UASNs) is at a snail’s pace due to the difficulties arising in transferring most of the land and air based WSNs’ state-of-the-art to their underwater equivalent. Maximum underwater deployments rely on acoustics for enabling communication combined with special sensors having the capacity to take on harsh environment of the oceans. This paper particularly focuses on gathering most recent developments and experimentation related to key underwater sensor network applications and UASNs deployments for monitoring and control of underwater domains.

Index Terms—Acoustic communication, acoustic sensor network, underwater sensor network, UASN.

Mohsin Murad was with the Department of Computer Systems Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan and is with the Department of Computer Engineering and Simplicity Labs, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: mmnkhan@uqu.edu.sa).
Adil A. Sheikh is with Science and Technology Unit and Simplicity Labs, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: aasheikh @uqu.edu.sa).
Muhammad Asif is with the Department of Computer Engineering and Simplicity Labs, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: mamanzoor@uqu.edu.sa).
Emad Felemban is with the Department of Computer Engineering, Umm Al Qura University and Simplicity Labs, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: eafelemban@uqu.edu.sa).
Saad Qaiser is with National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan (e-mail: saad.qaisar@seecs.edu.pk).

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Cite:Mohsin Murad, Adil A. Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Manzoor, Emad Felemban, and Saad Qaisar, "A Survey on Current Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network Applications," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 51-56, 2015.

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