Development of a power efficient modem for reliable acoustic communication between autonomous underwater vehicles

The global underwater wireless communication market is growing rapidly and is expected to be worth 2.86 Billion USD by 2023, driven primarily by the oil and gas and defense industries. Currently, communications with underwater assets, specifically with autonomous underwater vehicles is sporadic and unreliable. This is due to the complex nature of the underwater communication channel which exhibits multi-path behavior mainly due to the slow speed of sound in water. Hence, Acoubit purposes to build the next generation of adaptive wireless underwater modems which will enable acoustic communications channels to be used more efficiently, at higher rates, and over longer distances to ultimately enable mission-wide coverage and rapid data upload. For this project, Tejinder Sandhu will be primarily responsible for the hardware prototype development and refinement across extensive sea trails. This will ultimately enable Acoubit to create a market ready state of the art communication modem.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jason Gu


Tejinder Singh Sandhu


Acoubit Communications Inc


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies



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