Multi-Hop Range Extension of a Wireless Remote Control for Underwater Vehicles

In this paper, we explore the feasibility of controlling
an Underwater Autonomous Vehicle (AUV) from a base station,
via a multi-hop wireless control channel. As a first step, we identify
which networking and data-link protocols can be employed
in this system. Then, we design a simple but effective routing
protocol for this scenario. Finally, we simulate the performance of
the system during missions of interest, and conclude by discussing
the effectiveness of wireless multi-hop control methods for AUVs.


Alberto Signori, Filippo Campagnaro, Michele Zorzi

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