Poster: Affordable acoustic modem for small-sized autonomous underwater vehicles
International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 2016)
Contribution to Conference
The development of small, cheap AUVs offers a plethora of applications for underwater inshore monitoring. For online reporting and controlling as well as swarm interaction, communication is required. We present a prototype of an acoustic modem that is (i) small enough to be carried by small-sized AUVs in the sub 10 L class, (ii) consumes little enough energy to not diminish operation times of its host, (iii) comes at a much lesser unit cost than commercial solutions. Our evaluation indicates that communication is reliable at distances up to 43 m and beyond.