Communication operations at THEMO: The Texas A & M-University of Haifa-Eastern Mediterranean Observatory

Roee Diamant, Shlomo Dahan, Ilan Mardix

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Abstract

We introduce the communication operations of THEMO: The new Texas A % M-University of Haifa-Eastern Mediterranean Marine Observatory. THEMO includes moored sensors, surface sensors, and secondary moorings. In all cases, the data from the sensors is transferred in near real-time to a shore station where it is freely shared with the community. Variety of communication aids are used. These include underwater acoustic communications to connect the sensors onboard the secondary moorings with THEMO's surface platform, underwater inductive communication to connect the moored submerged sensors to the buoy's controller, and radio communication connecting the mooring to the shore station. After deployment of almost a year, our results show that the communication performance are reliable, and the data flows in all weather conditions. In this paper, we describe the mooring's communication applications, and share the details of the different communication components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 4th Underwater Communications and Networking Conference, UComms 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664421
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2018
Event4th Underwater Communications and Networking Conference, UComms 2018 - Lerici, Italy
Duration: 28 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

Name2018 4th Underwater Communications and Networking Conference, UComms 2018

Conference

Conference4th Underwater Communications and Networking Conference, UComms 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityLerici
Period28/08/1830/08/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was sponsored in part by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773753 (Symbiosis).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Communication from marine buoys
  • Marine Observatories
  • Submerged sensor
  • THEMO
  • Underwater acoustic communication
  • inductive communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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