A Biomimetic Quasi-static Electric Field Physical Channel for Underwater Ocean Networks [Conference Paper]

NESL Technical Report #: 2010-8-3


Abstract: Nature has had millions of years to develop and optimize life in the ocean. Nocturnal oceanic animals and those that live at depth cannot rely upon optical notions of vision to navigate, hunt, or avoid predators. Instead, many rely upon an electroreceptive capability achieved through a dense grid of electric field (Voltage) sensors. In this work, we develop and characterize an artificial system which seeks to mimic this capability. The detection range of our resulting proto- type was ≈ 5cm. The position accuracy in the middle of the transmit axis was ±5cm after calibration.

Publication Forum: The Fifth International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet)

Page (Count): 8

Date: 2010-09-01

Place: Woods Hole, MA USA

Publisher: ACM

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Conference Paper