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Adaptable Underwater Networks: The Relation between Autonomy and Communications

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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Portsdown West, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham PO17 6AD, UK
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National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
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Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
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Seebyte Ltd., Orchard Brae House, Edinburgh EH4 2HS, UK
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Planet Ocean Ltd., 16, Camberley Business Centre, Camberley GU15 3DP, UK
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Remote Sens. 2020, 12(20), 3290; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203290
Received: 4 September 2020 / Revised: 21 September 2020 / Accepted: 2 October 2020 / Published: 10 October 2020
This paper discusses requirements for autonomy and communications in maritime environments through two use cases which are sourced from military scenarios: Mine Counter Measures (MCM) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). To address these requirements, this work proposes a service-oriented architecture that breaks the typical boundaries between the autonomy and the communications stacks. An initial version of the architecture has been implemented and its deployment during a field trial done in January 2019 is reported. The paper discusses the achieved results in terms of system flexibility and ability to address the MCM and ASW requirements. View Full-Text
Keywords: underwater communication; acoustic communication; channel sensing; adaptive communications; autonomous underwater vehicles; underwater networks; interoperability underwater communication; acoustic communication; channel sensing; adaptive communications; autonomous underwater vehicles; underwater networks; interoperability
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Hamilton, A.; Holdcroft, S.; Fenucci, D.; Mitchell, P.; Morozs, N.; Munafò, A.; Sitbon, J. Adaptable Underwater Networks: The Relation between Autonomy and Communications. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3290. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203290

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Hamilton A, Holdcroft S, Fenucci D, Mitchell P, Morozs N, Munafò A, Sitbon J. Adaptable Underwater Networks: The Relation between Autonomy and Communications. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(20):3290. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203290

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Hamilton, Alexander, Sam Holdcroft, Davide Fenucci, Paul Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Andrea Munafò, and Jeremy Sitbon. 2020. "Adaptable Underwater Networks: The Relation between Autonomy and Communications" Remote Sensing 12, no. 20: 3290. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203290

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