Topology Control Vector Based Forwarding Algorithm for Underwater Acoustic Networks

Yazgi I., BAYKAL B.

24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2016, pp.1141-1144 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Zonguldak
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1141-1144
  • Keywords: Underwater Acoustic Networks, Transmission Range, Topology Control
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The communication range of underwater acoustic networks (UAN) is limited by the properties of underwater environment. Especially, the networks including small number of nodes have communication problems for long ranges. To challenge this problem, topology control in UAN is a promising solution. In this study, Topology Control Vector Based Forwarding Algorithm (TC-VBF) is proposed. The TC-VBF uses nodes' position to determine the forwarding vector. In this work, the TC-VBF is evaluated comparatively with alternative routing protocols.