Optimization of Multiple Gateway Deployment for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks

Jugen Nie1,2, Deshi Li1 and Yanyan Han1

  1. School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University
    430079 Wuhan, China
  2. School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Jinggangshan University
    343009 Jian, China
    {niejugen, hanyan4981}@163.com


This research aims to develop novel technologies to efficiently integrate wireless communication networks and Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UASNs). Surface gateway deployment is one of the key techniques for connecting two networks with different channels. In this work, we propose an optimization method based on the genetic algorithm for surface gateway deployment, design a novel transmission mechanism—simultaneous transmission, and realize two efficient routing algorithms that achieve minimal delay and payload balance among sensor nodes. We further develop an analytic model to study the delay, energy consumption and packet loss ratio of the network. Our simulation results verify the effectiveness of the model, and demonstrate that the technique of multiple gateway deployment and the mechanism of simultaneous transmission can effectively reduce network delay, energy consumption and packet loss rate.

Key words

Underwater acoustic sensor networks, gateway deployment, transport mechanism

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Volume 8, Issue 4 (October 2011)
Cyber-Physical Networks and Software
Year of Publication: 2011
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Nie, J., Li, D., Han, Y.: Optimization of Multiple Gateway Deployment for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1073-1095. (2011)