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Application of Satellite Medium Access Control Principles to Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks

Department of Electronic Engineering

About the Project

Acoustic waves are widely accepted as the most suitable means of communicating underwater, since radio waves suffer from severe attenuation through water. Although they can be transmitted over long distances, they face significant challenges which make the development of communication networks difficult. Fundamental constraints include long and variable propagation delays if transmitting nodes are located at different distances from a receiver. This PhD will explore the potential of using techniques adopted in geostationary satellite communication systems, given similarity with respect to the long propagation delays. Simulation based modelling and performance evaluation will be undertaken, backed up by mathematical analysis, for typical scenarios. New protocols will be designed to mitigate against the long and variable propagation delays in order to maximise the use of the available capacity.

Entry requirements:
Candidates should have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject.

How to apply:
Applicants should apply via the University’s online application system at Please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded project and you will need to have sufficient funds in place (eg from scholarships, personal funds and/or other sources) to cover the tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of the research degree programme. Please check the Electronic Engineering website View Website for details about funding opportunities at York.

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