Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS)

Administrative Home Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor 1

Zhaohui Wang

Committee Member 1

Glen Archer

Committee Member 2

Jeremy Bos


The underwater acoustic network testbed helps to validate the theoretical results and bridge the gap between experimental results. Characterizing and modeling the spatial-temporal dynamics of underwater acoustic channels is essential to developing efficient and effective physical-layer communication algorithms and network protocols. This work dedicates to designing a testbed system to measure the spatial-temporal dynamics of underwater acoustic channels. The collected measurements will shed insights into the spatial-temporal correlation of underwater acoustic channels and will be used to evaluate the theoretical algorithms that are designed to model the spatial-temporal dynamics and to exploit the spatial-temporal dynamics for more efficient and effective underwater system operations. The report speaks about how to tackle the above problem and discusses the following aspects in detail which are, individual node design which is controlled by a raspberry pi, comparison of the current test bed with the existing testbeds in field, complete description of the server algorithm and its error handling techniques, development of the server level GUI and web-based GUI and finally some of the experimentations carried out in Portage lake and Keweenaw bay.