Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS)
Administrative Home Department
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Committee Member 1
Aurenice M. Oliveira
Committee Member 2
This report started with a brief history and recent development of underwater acoustic communication systems as well as software-defined radio technologies. Then, some challenges from underwater acoustic channels and available underwater acoustic communication modems are discussed. After finished introducing the basics of SDR and GNU Radio, a detailed description of implementing a software-defined acoustic communication system in GNU Radio are presented, along with some key concepts of the system.
Then, some hardware specifications are presented, following by detailed documentation on a software-defined acoustic communication system experiment with a host computer, a USRP, an acoustic hydrophone, and a hydrophone. At the end of Section 4, the results of the experiment are discussed.
Lastly, the conclusions of this report are made. Some possible directions for future work are suggested in Section 6.
Zhu, Zijian, "Development of a Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Communication System", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2020.