Wireless Underwater Communications - A Short Course

    Course outline

    Fri Apr. 7, 17-19:
    Channel characteristic (sound propagation underwater)
    Path loss, noise, and the available bandwidth
    Multipath propagation
    Time variability

    Tue Apr. 11, 14-17:
    Motion-induced Doppler distortion
    Statistical channel modeling
    Examples of experimental channels
    Signal design and channel sharing protocols
    Bandwidth-efficient modulation: PSK, QAM
    Signal design for band-limited channels: the problem of intersymbol interference
    Multi-carrier modulation

    Wed Apr. 12, 9-12:
    Spread spectrum modulation
    Examples of experimental signal design
    Receiver design
    Synchronization: estimation of carrier frequency offset and signal delay
    Phase and delay locked loops (PLL, DLL)

    Wed Apr. 19, 16-19:
    Equalization: linear and decision-feedback equalization principles
    Adaptive filtering algorithms: LMS and RLS
    Multi-channel (array) combining
    Multi-carrier signal detection

    Thu Apr. 20, 16-19:
    Channel sharing: deterministic multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA);
    Random channel access (Aloha, CSMA, MACA)
    Data link control: Automatic repeat request (ARQ)
    Examples of experimental signal processing and channel access protocols
    Signal Processing for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in Wideband Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks

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