The Effects of Sea Environmental Conditions on the Underwater Acoustic Communication Systems

Mahmutoglu Y., YAZGAN A., TUĞCU E., ÇAVDAR İ. H.

36th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Rome, Italy, 2 - 04 July 2013, pp.133-137 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tsp.2013.6613906
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-137
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This research is focused on the effect of the most important environmental conditions (temperature, salinity and wind speed) and distance between transmitter and receiver for the underwater acoustic communication (UWAC) system. These conditions may change the characteristics of the communication channel and need to be taken into account during implementation process. As an example, we chose different regions from Turkey to figure out the most suitable areas for UWAC.