Special Issue "Underwater Acoustics, Communications and Information Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: interdisciplinary engineering; wireless communications; underwater communications and networks; acoustic system design
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Interests: underwater acoustics; acoustics propagation modeling; acoustics system analysis and design; SONAR systems
Interests: e-Systems; ICT-based Interdisciplinary engineering; AI; IoT; applications of intelligence for engineering systems
Interests: applied mathematics for underwater acoustics; underwater communications; hydrophysics for communication engineering
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought various useful tools and services, enabling another Internet-based industrial revolution over the last few decades. However, oceans or underwater spaces are not enjoying the benefits of the ICT conveniences, mainly due to the complicate underwater physiology and poorly propagating electromagnetics. Subsequently, underwater acoustics and medium channels have been widely investigated including the limited bandwidth, extended multi-path, refractive properties of the medium, severe fading, rapid time-variation and large Doppler shifts. Further information processing and communication techniques over the underwater acoustic channel are under successful adopting and upgrading towards practical ocean tools, from the originally developed for terrestrial channels.
Underwater acoustics for oceanology and fishery compose a well-defined scientific area physically and theoretically for the underwater information and communications, while the digital communication engineering complements practical devices, systems and networks for the interdisciplinary underwater communications. Fully utilizing emerging and state-of-art tools from both the underwater acoustic sciences and communication engineering, we are expecting a quantum jump of various development and interdisciplinary underwater engineering, covering, for example, shallow water channel characterization, high-speed underwater communication system, underwater physiological property monitoring, underwater surveillance network, and many more applications for the daily ocean life equipped with Internet-of-things.
This Special Issue is aimed at providing the underwater acoustics community with scientific tools, novel information processing algorithms and methods, underwater applications of acoustics in oceanology and fishery. Manuscripts are solicited to address a wide range of topics on principles and applications of underwater acoustics, including, but not limited to, the following:
Underwater channel modeling and data processing
Robust detection/estimation and ranging/localization against underwater channels
High-speed underwater communication systems and networks
Ocean Internet-of-things and applications
Underwater and ocean physiological property monitoring
Underwater tracking and surveillance networks
Underwater acoustics in ocean ad coastal applications
Prof. Dr. Kiseon Kim
Prof. Georgy Shevlyakov
Prof. Jea Soo Kim
Prof. M. Soufian
Prof. Lyubov Statsenko
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ICT-based Interdisplinary Engineering
Acoustic System and Networks
Underwater Information Processing