Underwater Optical Wireless Communications, Networking, and Localization: A Survey

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627345
Title:
Underwater Optical Wireless Communications, Networking, and Localization: A Survey
Authors:
Saeed, Nasir ( 0000-0002-5123-5139 ) ; Celik, Abdulkadir ( 0000-0001-9007-9979 ) ; Al-Naffouri, Tareq Y. ( 0000-0003-2843-5084 ) ; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Underwater wireless communications can be carried out through acoustic, radio frequency (RF), and optical waves. Compared to its bandwidth limited acoustic and RF counterparts, underwater optical wireless communications (UOWCs) can support higher data rates at low latency levels. However, severe aquatic channel conditions (e.g., absorption, scattering, turbulence, etc.) pose great challenges for UOWCs and significantly reduce the attainable communication ranges, which necessitates efficient networking and localization solutions. Therefore, we provide a comprehensive survey on the challenges, advances, and prospects of underwater optical wireless networks (UOWNs) from a layer by layer perspective which includes: 1) Potential network architectures; 2) Physical layer issues including propagation characteristics, channel modeling, and modulation techniques 3) Data link layer problems covering link configurations, link budgets, performance metrics, and multiple access schemes; 4) Network layer topics containing relaying techniques and potential routing algorithms; 5) Transport layer subjects such as connectivity, reliability, flow and congestion control; 6) Application layer goals and state-of-the-art UOWN applications, and 7) Localization and its impacts on UOWN layers. Finally, we outline the open research challenges and point out the future directions for underwater optical wireless communications, networking, and localization research.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Publisher:
arXiv
Issue Date:
28-Feb-2018
ARXIV:
arXiv:1803.02442
Type:
Preprint
Additional Links:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02442v1; http://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.02442v1
Appears in Collections:
Other/General Submission; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorSaeed, Nasiren
dc.contributor.authorCelik, Abdulkadiren
dc.contributor.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-15T11:35:54Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-15T11:35:54Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627345-
dc.description.abstractUnderwater wireless communications can be carried out through acoustic, radio frequency (RF), and optical waves. Compared to its bandwidth limited acoustic and RF counterparts, underwater optical wireless communications (UOWCs) can support higher data rates at low latency levels. However, severe aquatic channel conditions (e.g., absorption, scattering, turbulence, etc.) pose great challenges for UOWCs and significantly reduce the attainable communication ranges, which necessitates efficient networking and localization solutions. Therefore, we provide a comprehensive survey on the challenges, advances, and prospects of underwater optical wireless networks (UOWNs) from a layer by layer perspective which includes: 1) Potential network architectures; 2) Physical layer issues including propagation characteristics, channel modeling, and modulation techniques 3) Data link layer problems covering link configurations, link budgets, performance metrics, and multiple access schemes; 4) Network layer topics containing relaying techniques and potential routing algorithms; 5) Transport layer subjects such as connectivity, reliability, flow and congestion control; 6) Application layer goals and state-of-the-art UOWN applications, and 7) Localization and its impacts on UOWN layers. Finally, we outline the open research challenges and point out the future directions for underwater optical wireless communications, networking, and localization research.en
dc.publisherarXiven
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02442v1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.02442v1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to arXiven
dc.titleUnderwater Optical Wireless Communications, Networking, and Localization: A Surveyen
dc.typePreprinten
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.eprint.versionPre-printen
dc.identifier.arxividarXiv:1803.02442en
kaust.authorSaeed, Nasiren
kaust.authorCelik, Abdulkadiren
kaust.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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