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SUNY-Buffalo Research Project Aims to Increase Data Throughput for Underwater Vehicles

big dataA research team at the State University of New York at Buffalo has developed a wireless communication system that aims to increase the speed of data transmission from submarines and underwater drones, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday.

Dimitris Pados and his co-researchers started the project in late 2011 in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and Teledyne Technologies, according to the report by John Edwards and Eve Keiser.

The report noted the system is based from a signal processing technique and comprises two Ettus Research-built software-defined networking modules that are designed with  Teledyne’s TC4013 transducers.

Researchers found the wireless technology was able to transmit data at 200 kilobits per second over 200 meters underwater during a recent demonstration at a manmade lake on the SUNY-Buffalo campus.

Pados told C4ISR & Networks he believes the system also has potential to aid in port surveillance operations as well as diver-to-diver or diver-to-underwater vehicle communications.

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