Published October 29, 2013
CCR User Builds Underwater Wireless Network
Dr. Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering is working on a framework that would transmit data from
existing and planned underwater sensor networks to laptops,
smartphones and other wireless devices in real time. Melodia
tested the system recently in Lake Erie with graduate students,
Hovannes Kulhandjian and Zahed Hossain, and will be presenting a
paper about the work in November at the 8th annual International
Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems in Taiwan. A
deep sea network has many useful applications such as detecting
tsunamis, collecting oceanographic data, monitoring pollution, as
well as being useful to law enforcement and the energy
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the project is a collaborative effort that includes UB researchers Stella N. Batalama and Dimitris A. Pados, professors of electrical engineering; Weifeng Su, associate professor of electrical engineering; and Joseph Atkinson, professor of environmental engineering; several of which are CCR users as well.
Dr. Melodia says "I am sure CCR resources will be very valuable for our research going forward." We look forward to helping his research progress.
The UB Reporter recently featured an article on Dr. Melodia's research. Click here to read the UB Reporter article