Electrostatic Transconduction for Underwater Communication and Imaging [Report]

NESL Technical Report #: 2009-5-6


Abstract: With the emergence of unmanned marine robots and sensors, underwater communication systems have received much attention in recent years. Existing systems for underwater communication largely depend on acoustic technologies. However, acoustic communication is riddled with problems from time-varying multipath propagation to large latencies. Radio systems, however, depend on electromagnetic propagation that is determined by the frequency variation of the permittivity of seawater and, experimentally, results in extremely high attenuation of the signal. In this work, I will present a series of research developments that create a system capable of communication, detection, navigation, and imaging at substantial bandwidth in highly permeable dielectric media (such as salt water).

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Publication Forum: Ph.D. Thesis Prospectus

Date: 2009-05-28

Place: Los Angeles

Publisher: UCLA

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Report