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dc.contributor.advisorRice, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorKing, Rebecca E.
dc.date12-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T23:15:58Z
dc.date.available2012-07-30T23:15:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7368
dc.description.abstractUnderwater acoustic communications networks serve to pass data between submerged nodes and a command and control center ashore. Range data recorded incident to regular transmissions between nodes afford the acoustic network an additional use as a navigational aide or tracking system for a vehicle operating in the network domain. Previous studies developed algorithms to solve for the position of the mobile node using node-to-node range data. An alternative localization algorithm is proposed. This study implements the algorithms for experimentation in simulation and an actual maritime environment. Reference nodes are deployed to establish a Seaweb network in Del Monte Lake on the Naval Postgraduate School campus. Experimental range data are recorded and used to plot the path of a surface vehicle towing a network sensor node. GPS fixes are simultaneously recorded for comparison of the calculated track to the true track. This comparison throughout the experiment provides a more definitive measure of the localization algorithms performance than was possible in previous studies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/underwateracoust109457368
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleUnderwater Acoustic Network as a Deployable Positioning Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderClark, Grace A.
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Physics
dc.subject.authorSeaweben_US
dc.subject.authorsensor networken_US
dc.subject.authoracoustic communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorrangingen_US
dc.subject.authorlocalizationen_US
dc.subject.authornavigationen_US
dc.subject.authoracoustic modemen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).en_US


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