Multiuser underwater communication with space-time block codes and acoustic vector sensors

Huaihai Guo, Ali Abdi

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Acoustic vector sensors and particle velocity channels have recently been shown to provide new opportunities in underwater communication [1] [2]. In this paper, a multiuser vector sensor communication system is proposed using space-time block codes. Compared to multiuser spread spectrum techniques, the proposed system is particularly suitable for highly bandlimited underwater channels. This is because it allows multiple high data rate users to communicate over the same bandwidth, without compromising their rates via bandwidth spreading. Theoretical formulation and Monte Carlo simulations are provided to show the usefulness of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2008
StatePublished - 2008
EventOCEANS 2008 - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 18 2008

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2008


OtherOCEANS 2008
CityQuebec City, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Oceanography


  • Acoustic communication
  • Acoustic particle velocity
  • Acoustic vector sensor
  • Multiuser communication
  • Space-time block coding
  • Underwater communication


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