Date of Completion
Jun-Hong Cui; Peter Willett
Field of Study
Master of Science
In this paper, we investigate the problem of localizing an underwater sensor node basedon message broadcasting from multiple surface nodes. With the time-of-arrival measurementsfrom a DSP-based multicarrier modem, each sensor node localizes itself based on the traveltime differences among multiple senders to the receiver. Using one-way message passing, such asolution can scale to accommodate a large number of nodes in a network. We consider the issuefrom not only the physical layer, but also at the node processing layer by incorporating a trackingsolution. We present simulation results as well as preliminary testing results in a swimming poolwith both stationary and moving receivers.
Carroll, Patrick E., "Underwater Localization and Tracking of Physical Systems" (2011). Master's Theses. 124.