Visible to the public Selection Mechanism for Underwater Multi-Media Communication

TitleSelection Mechanism for Underwater Multi-Media Communication
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKo, Eunbi, M, Delphin Raj K, Yum, Sun-Ho, Shin, Soo-Young, Namgung, Jung-Il, Park, Soo-Hyun
Conference Name2019 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC)
Keywordsaccess protocols, acoustic, acoustic medium, Data Transmission, Earth's surface, energy, energy conservation, Energy efficiency, harsh underwater environment, medium access control layer, Metrics, multi-media, Multimedia communication, propagation delay, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, selection mechanism, telecommunication network reliability, telecommunication power management, underwater acoustic communication, underwater MAC protocols, underwater multimedia communication, Underwater Networks, underwater single medium communication, visible light communication (VLC), Visible Light medium
AbstractAs the ocean covers 70% of the Earth's surface, it becomes inevitable to develop or extend underwater applications. Compared to Visible Light medium, Acoustic medium has been widely used to transmit the data from source to destination in underwater communication. Data transmission, however, has the limitation such as propagation delay, reliability, power constraints, etc. Although underwater MAC protocols have been developed to overcome these challenges, there are still some drawbacks due to the harsh underwater environment. Therefore, the selection mechanism for underwater multi-media communication is proposed inside Medium Access Control (MAC) layer. In this paper, the main focus is to select the appropriate medium based on the distance between nodes and transmission power. The result of performance evaluation shows that this multimedia approach can complement the existing underwater single medium communication. As a result, underwater multimedia mechanism increases the reliability and energy efficiency in data transmission.
Citation Keyko_selection_2019