Development of Broadband Underwater Radio Communication for Application in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

dc.contributor.authorSmolyaninov, Igor I.
dc.contributor.authorBalzano, Quirino
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Dendy
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-09T17:39:46Z
dc.date.available2023-11-09T17:39:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-23
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents several novel designs of small form factor underwater radio antennas operating in the 2 MHz, 50 MHz and 2.4 GHz bands. These antennas efficiently excite surface electromagnetic waves (SEW) which propagate along the surface of seawater. The antenna operation is made possible due to implementation of an impedance matching enclosure, which is filled with de-ionized water. Enhanced coupling to surface electromagnetic waves is enabled by the enhancement of the electromagnetic field at the antenna apex. These features allow us to make antenna dimensions considerably smaller compared to typical free space designs. They also considerably improve coupling of electromagnetic energy to the surrounding seawater. Since SEW propagation length is considerably larger than the skin depth in seawater, this technique is useful for underwater broadband wireless communication. We conclude that the developed broadband underwater radio communication technique will be useful in networking of unmanned underwater vehicles.
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8050370
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/dspace/bklq-z04d
dc.identifier.citationSmolyaninov, I.; Balzano, Q.; Young, D. Development of Broadband Underwater Radio Communication for Application in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 370.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/31335
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.isAvailableAtA. James Clark School of Engineeringen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtElectrical & Computer Engineeringen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us
dc.subjectunmanned underwater vehicle
dc.subjectbroadband radio communication
dc.subjectsurface electromagnetic wave
dc.titleDevelopment of Broadband Underwater Radio Communication for Application in Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
dc.typeArticle
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