Three Dimensional (3D) Underwater Sensor Network Architectures for Intruder Localization Using EM Wave

Farhad Hossain, Musbiha Wali, Kumudu MUNASINGHE, Abbas Jamalipour

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Acoustic, wave based underwater wireless sensor networks (UWSNs), commonly used for underwater surveillance and explorations, fail to meet the growing demand for fast detection and higher data rates. Electromagnetic (EM) wave based underwater networks; on the other hand, have great potential for supporting such stringent requirements for various applications. Therefore, this paper proposes and investigates several three dimensional (3D) cluster-based UWSN architectures for detecting underwater intruders. The proposed architectures consisting of sensor nodes (SNs) and cluster heads (CHs) detect an intruder within the network area and forward the necessary information to an onshore base station (BS) for estimating the 3D location of the intruder. All communications from SNs to BSs are of EM wave based. Information of received EM signal power, and the location of SNs and CHs are utilized for estimating the locations of intruders. Extensive simulations are carried out for evaluating the proposed network performance in a salty seawater environment. Localization accuracy is compared in terms of error in distance and direction estimations demonstrating performance gaps among the architectures
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2016
EditorsRidha Hamila
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398145
ISBN (Print)9781467398152
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) - Doha, Doha, Qatar
Duration: 3 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

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NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Abbreviated titleWCNC 2016
OtherThe conference will feature a comprehensive technical program offering numerous technical sessions with papers showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. In addition, the conference program includes workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders and renowned academics, panel discussions, a large exhibition, business and industrial forums. The 2016 edition of this conference will be held in Doha, Qatar, on 3 – 6 April 2016
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