Special Issue "Underwater Sensing, Communication, Networking and Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks; Wireless Networking; Cross-layer Design and Optimization; Localization and Synchronization; Computer Architecture; Embedded System; Operating System; Cyber-Physical System; Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
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The ocean is the lifeblood of the planet Earth. It is the largest habitat on Earth. It has a massive impact on the planet’s climate. It is home to numerous natural resources that are hidden beneath the deep waters.
The strategic significance of the ocean leads to the growing interests in developing effective and efficient sensing, communication and networking systems for the underwater environments. New technology is being developed to meet the increasing need of exploring the mysteries of the deep sea. New research is being conducted to address new challenges posed by the unique underwater environments. These efforts can transform the way we understand, explore and utilize the largely unexplored ocean.
In this Special Issue, we welcome our fellow colleagues to present the recent research outcomes in the areas of underwater sensing, communication, networking and system designs. The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Underwater sensing technology, including sensor design, sensing algorithms, data mining, data fusion and dissemination;
- Underwater wireless communications, including acoustic, optical, RF, and magneto-inductive;
- Underwater observatory, including wired and wireless observatory at coastal, regional and global scales;
- Underwater wireless networks, including networking theories, protocol designs and architecture;
- Underwater robotics, including autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), underwater remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV);
- Power harvesting and power systems, including alternative energy sources, renewable energy sources, underwater wireless charging and low power design;
- Hardware design, including sensor system, system integration, prototype, software defined communication and networking platform;
- Modeling, simulation and testbed design;
- Underwater ranging, localization and tracking;
- Underwater cybersecurity and countermeasures;
- System deployment and network planning;
- Applications, case study, field trials and experiment results;
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