On the selection of transmission range in underwater acoustic sensor networks

Mingsheng Gao, Chuan Heng Foh, Jianfei Cai

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Transmission range plays an important role in the deployment of a practical underwater acoustic sensor network (UWSN), where sensor nodes equipping with only basic functions are deployed at random locations with no particular geometrical arrangements. The selection of the transmission range directly influences the energy efficiency and the network connectivity of such a random network. In this paper, we seek analytical modeling to investigate the tradeoff between the energy efficiency and the network connectivity through the selection of the transmission range. Our formulation offers a design guideline for energy-efficient packet transmission operation given a certain network connectivity requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4715-4729
Number of pages15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Connectivity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Random networks
  • Transmission range selection
  • Underwater acoustic sensor networks

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