Ian Akyildiz
Georgia Tech and Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems

Wireless Sensor Networks in Challenged Environments such as Underwater and Underground

Oceanographic data collection, pollution monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention, assisted navigation and tactical surveillance are typical applications for wireless underwater sensor networks. In this talk wireless underwater acoustic communication channel is explored. Magnetic induction for underwater communication will be presented and research challenges are highlighted. The project SoftWater “Underwater Communication based on SDN/NFV” will be presented. On the other hand, sensor applications in soil media and tunnels have many use cases and have unique communication problems. In particular, the wireless channel pecularities in the underground make communication problems challenging which will be discussed in this talk. Electromagnetic and Magnetic Induction communication paradigms are explored. Future research challenges will be highlighted in both areas.