Signal transmission using underwater acoustic vector transducers

Chen Chen, Ali Abdi

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Recent studies show that a vector transducer which measures signal in acoustic particle velocity channels can serve as a compact multichannel communication receiver. In this paper, data transmission via underwater particle velocity channels using a vector transducer is investigated. System and channel equations are derived, and a method for signal modulation in particle velocity channels is proposed. The signal is transmitted with opposite polarities, which makes the received signal the convolution of the transmitted signal and a particle velocity channel response. System performance analysis demonstrates the feasibility and advantages of data transmission using a vector transducer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6509465
Pages (from-to)3683-3698
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • MIMO systems
  • Underwater communication
  • acoustic communication
  • channel modeling
  • particle velocity channels
  • underwater channels
  • vector sensors
  • vector transducers


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