Welcoming @gsklivantis as a new member of the Bristlemouth Pioneer Program

Please join us in congratulating @gsklivantis of Florida Atlantic University! We look forward to learning more about your project.

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Thanks for including our project!

We will use Bristlemouth to interface our in-house built FAU CA-AI (ca-ai.fau.edu) underwater acoustic modem with a Spotter buoy. More information about the modem can be found in the following published research article: A First-of-its-kind Low Size, Weight and Power Run-Time Reconfigurable Underwater Modem | IEEE Conference Publication | IEEE Xplore

The short-term objective of the project is to study and characterize the throughput and latency of wireless data transfer through the air-water interface. Long-term, the project goal is to develop, test and evaluate underwater wireless networking and positioning protocols using the Spotter buoy with both static/anchored and mobile underwater platforms (e.g. unmanned underwater vessels) that transmit and receive data underwater.

The project will use the remote satellite/cellular connectivity of the Spotter buoy to report and store collected underwater sensor data to an online portal that is currently under development for WahooBay. Located at the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, FL, Wahoo Bay is designed to provide a captivating underwater experience for children and adults alike while integrating data from a weather station, water-quality monitoring sonde and an underwater camera and hydrophone that are deployed on site. Wahoo Bay is also a testing ground for the SEAHIVE™ Shoreline Protection System, which combines a modular concrete structure as a way to reduce flooding and, ultimately, protect from sea-level rise. Currently, a group of five undergraduate students from FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are working on the development of the wahoobay.net Internet portal as part of their senior engineering design project.

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Wow! This is very promising and could really mean a lot for distributed networks of devices. Looking forward to seeing how this goes.

I also want to tag @spiderkeys (Mission Robotics) as I am sure he will want to follow your progress.


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@zack_j Thanks for the shout out and thanks for looping in @spiderkeys.

@spiderkeys I am sharing a work-in-progress from our group at FAU to simulate and experimentally evaluate wireless networked ROVs: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3565287.3617988
that might be of interest to your work.

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