On UAV-assisted data acquisition for underwater IoT in aquaculture surveillance

Qubeijian Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Qiu Wang, Mahendra K. Shukla

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Underwater exploration activities have grown significantly due to the proliferation of underwater Internet of Things (UIoT). Recently, UIoT can potentially be used in fishing and aquaculture for environment surveillance such as water quality and temperature monitoring. UIoT nodes are distributed in the aquaculture region to collect sensor data. However, to transmit sensor data from UIoT to remote onshore data processing center requires huge cost of deploying and maintaining communication infrastructures. In this paper, we propose an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)-assisted underwater data acquisition scheme by placing multiple sink nodes on the water surface to serve as intermediate relays between underwater sensors and UAVs. Since the path connectivity from an underwater sensor node to the UAV is crucial to guarantee reliable data acquisition tasks, we establish a theoretical framework to analyze the path connectivity via the intermediate sink node. Extensive simulation results validate the accuracy of the proposed analytical model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Maritime Technology and Engineering. Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2020), November 16-19, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsC. Guedes Soares, T.A. Santos
Place of PublicationNew York and London
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003216599
ISBN (Print)9780367773779
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2021
Event5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering, MARTECH 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 16 Nov 202019 Nov 2020
https://www.routledge.com/Maritime-Technology-and-Engineering-5-Volume-2-Proceedings-of-the-5th-/Guedes-Soares/p/book/9780367773779 (Conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameMarine Technology and Ocean Engineering Series
PublisherCRC Press


Conference5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering, MARTECH 2020
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Transportation


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