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Simulation model for energy consumption and acoustic underwater communication of autonomous underwater vehicles

Danielis, Peter and Parzyjegla, Helge and Ali, Mostafa Assem Mohamed and Sill Torres, Frank (2021) Simulation model for energy consumption and acoustic underwater communication of autonomous underwater vehicles. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/s13437-021-00253-z. ISSN 1651-436X.

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Recently, cooperative autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have been deployed in application areas such as surveillance and protection of maritime infrastructures for inspection and monitoring purposes. These cooperative methodologies require wireless transmission of data between the different AUVs operating in the underwater environment. Communication over ranges exceeding 100 m exclusively relies on underwater acoustic communication. However, the propagating acoustic waves suffer from several challenges due to the presence of path loss, multi-path propagation, the slow and variant propagation speed, background noise, and Doppler distortion. Since the power supply of the AUVs is limited, communication must be very energy efficient and energy constraints have to be known to be able to plan the mission of AUVs. Due to the difficulties of real experiments, the modeling and simulation of the energy consumption and underwater acoustic communication play an essential role in studying and developing these systems. We provide a modular simulation model for the energy consumption and acoustic underwater communication of AUVs implemented in the network simulator OMNeT++ using the INET framework. More specifically, we extend several INET modules in such a way as to reflect the characteristics of AUVs and underwater communication. We study and analyze the AUVs’ energy consumption and dependence of the message quality on different properties such as those mentioned above.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146452/
Document Type:Article
Title:Simulation model for energy consumption and acoustic underwater communication of autonomous underwater vehicles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Sill Torres, FrankFrank.SillTorres (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4028-455X
Date:29 November 2021
Journal or Publication Title:WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Springer Nature
Keywords:Autonomous underwater vehicles Energy consumption Underwater communication Simulation model
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Bremerhaven
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures > Reslience of Maritime Systems
Deposited By: Sill Torres, Frank
Deposited On:09 Dec 2021 11:39
Last Modified:11 Jan 2022 10:07

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