International Journal of Advancements in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Author(s) : ANDREJ STEFANOV
The paper considers the average frame error probability (FEP) of mobile underwater acoustic networks consisting of autonomous underwater vehicles with multiple transmitters and receivers (MIMO). The MIMO AUV's utilize multihop transmissions to route the information through the network. It is assumed that an automatic repeat request (ARQ) protocol is implemented on a hop-by-hop basis. In particular, the stop & wait protocol is considered. The mobility model is direction persistent. Each channel experiences frequency dependent path loss, Ricean fading and interference. Numerical examples illustrate the average route FEP performance.