An Acoustic Modem Featuring a Multi-Receiver and Ultra-Low Power


Wireless technology for underwater communication possesses a wide range of potential application, but it is still a relatively unexplored area in many aspects concerning modems physical design. A step towards future deployment of underwater networks is the reduction of power consumption. Therefore, asynchronous wakeup systems need to be integrated within the physical layer design while avoiding the use of additional transducers. This paper offers a practical and generic solution to adapt data reception and transmission together with asynchronous wakeup sub-systems in acoustic underwater modem architectures using a low power and low cost solution. The proposal has been implemented in a real prototype with success.

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Sánchez, A. , Blanc, S. , Yuste, P. , Perles, A. and Serrano, J. (2015) An Acoustic Modem Featuring a Multi-Receiver and Ultra-Low Power. Circuits and Systems, 6, 1-12. doi: 10.4236/cs.2015.61001.

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