Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor 1

Zhaohui Wang

Committee Member 1

Aurenice Oliveira

Committee Member 2

Anthony Pinar


Over two-thirds of the earth surface are occupied by water, however the level of research in the field of Underwater Wireless Sensor Networking (UWSN) does not necessarily commensurate with the size and potentials. Importantly, the underwater acoustic channel is susceptible to signal degradation as a result of the dynamic and harsh state of the environment such as high propagation delay and limited channel bandwidth.

The above challenges are the motivation behind the Implementation of The Channel-aware Routing Protocol (CARP) for the routing performance optimization in UWSN. CARP [1] is a cross-layer routing paradigm which collaboratively leverages the link quality estimation between neighboring sensor nodes and the hop counts from the sink to determine the next relay node for packet forwarding. In this work, CARP was implemented in Aqua-Sim-NG, an ns-3 based underwater wireless sensor network simulator that simulates underwater acoustic channels with high fidelity.