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Conference Paper


Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Association for Computing Machinery, Volume Part F129153 (2017)





Boats, Design and implementations, Expected transmission counts, Heterogeneous networks, Heterogeneous wireless communication system, marine communication, Maritime communication, Mobile ad hoc networks, Packet delivery ratio, Path selection algorithms, Performance analysis, Quality control, Satellite communication systems, Satellite communications, Signal to noise ratio, Smartphones, Throughput, Wireless ad hoc networks, Wireless telecommunication systems


Marine fishermen are unable to economically communicate either with other boats over the ocean or with the people on the shore due to the shortcomings in the available cellular and satellite communication. Project OceanNet bridges this gap to deploy a heterogeneous wireless communication system to provide internet access to the fishermen's smart phones in the boat helping them to reach out for help in critical situations. This work involves designing a wireless multi-hop backhaul network to extend the coverage and to improve the connectivity through an ad hoc mesh network between the access routers in different boats. Selecting the best path from the fishermen's end devices in the heterogeneous network can increase the throughput. The design and implementation of an elimination algorithm is dicussed to spectacle the improvement of the throughput and coverage. The algorithm is based on the analysis of the quality of various types of links using Signal-to-noise ratio(SNR) and Expected Transmission Count(ETX) metrics. The performance analysis in hardware test bed prove that the packet delivery ratio is substantially improved by the proposed path selection algorithm in the network. © 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).


cited By ; Conference of 18th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc 2017 ; Conference Date: 10 July 2017; Conference Code:129153

Cite this Research Publication

J. P. Dhivvya, Rao, S. N., and Simi, S., “Towards maximizing throughput and coverage of a novel heterogeneous maritime communication network”, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), 2017, vol. Part F129153.