Open source suites for underwater networking: WOSS and DESERT underwater

Paolo Casari, Cristiano Tapparello, Federico Guerra, Federico Favaro, Ivano Calabrese, Giovanni Toso, Saiful Azad, Riccardo Masiero, Michele Zorzi
2014 IEEE Network  
simulation and real-life experimentation are two key steps in the development of network protocols: the former makes it possible to perform several controlled tests, which may, however, require an idealized model of one or more system components; the latter is the ultimate proof that a devised solution is effective or even feasible at all. This is especially true for underwater acoustic networks, where real-world deployments are typically subject to many non-ideal effects that can hardly be
more » ... t can hardly be fully reproduced in simulations. In fact, the underwater research community largely conceives real-life experimentation as the only proof that physical-layer (PHY) signal processing algorithms and network protocols actually work in practice. However, while the former can be effectively substituted by the recording and offline processing of channel signatures, no
doi:10.1109/mnet.2014.6915438 fatcat:6hfcbj5vezfvhbwpyynj355qhu