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Software defined acoustic underwater modem
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Today many types of communication are employed on seagoing vessels, such as radio, satellite and Wi-Fi but only one type of communication is practical for submerged vessels, the acoustic underwater modem. The "off-the-shelf" modems are sometimes difficult to update and replace, especially on a large submarine. But by separating the hardware from the signal processing and making the software modular more versatility can be achieved.


The questions that this thesis are asking are: is it possible to implement the signal processing in software? How small or large should the modules be? What kind of architecture should be used? This thesis shows that it is indeed possible to implement simple algorithms that can isolate a signal and read its content regardless of the hardware configuration. Calculations show that up to 13 kbps can be reached at a range of one kilometer. It is most practical to make the entire physical layer into one module and the size of the system could drastically change the type of architecture used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
underwater, modem, signal processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12170OAI: diva2:413211
2011-04-14, 16:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-05-11 Created: 2011-04-28 Last updated: 2011-05-11Bibliographically approved

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