Topology Control and Opportunistic Routing for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

  • Rodolfo Coutinho UFMG / University of Ottawa
  • Azzedine Boukerche University of Ottawa
  • Luiz Vieira UFMG
  • Antonio Loureiro UFMG


Underwater wireless sensor networks (UWSNs) are emerging to enable large-scale ocean monitoring with the goal of reducing the human knowledge gap of underwater environments and the life underneath them. However, several challenges still limit the deployments of UWSNs to small-scale and confined underwater monitoring applications. The goals of this thesis are to investigate and develop cutting-edge models, algorithms and protocols in order to tackle the fundamental data communication challenge in the underwater environment and advance the state-of-the-art towards feasible large-scale deployment of UWSN applications.


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COUTINHO, Rodolfo; BOUKERCHE, Azzedine; VIEIRA, Luiz; LOUREIRO, Antonio. Topology Control and Opportunistic Routing for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks. In: CONCURSO DE TESES E DISSERTAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE REDES DE COMPUTADORES E SISTEMAS DISTRIBUÍDOS (SBRC), 1. , 2018, Campos do Jordão. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2018 . ISSN 2177-9384. DOI: