Robust spatial reuse scheduling in underwater acoustic communication networks

Roee Diamant, Ghasem Naddafzadeh Shirazi, Lutz Lampe

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In this paper we address the problem of spatialreuse scheduling for underwater acoustic communication (UWAC) networks that support high traffic broadcast communication and require robustness to inaccurate topology information. To this end, we derive a broadcast scheduling algorithm that combines topology-transparent and topology-dependent scheduling methodologies to achieve high-throughput in static and dynamic topology scenarios. While we focus on scheduling in UWAC networks, our approach can also be adopted for broadcast scheduling for radio ad-hoc network if robustness to topology uncertainties is desired. Simulation results for typical UWAC scenarios demonstrate that our protocol achieves high throughput and provides robustness to outdated topology information in dynamic topologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC Fall 2011 - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Sep 20118 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


ConferenceIEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Underwater acoustic communication (UWAC)
  • broadcast scheduling problem (BSP)
  • spatial-reuse scheduling
  • topology-transparent scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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