DATUNR is an NSF-funded project (CNS-0821750, ``MRI: Development of an Always-Available Testbed for Underwater Networking Research'') to develop a proof-of-concept always available and remotely accessible underwater networking testbed at the Marina del Rey harbor.
Complementing the ORTUN project, the DATUNR project is developing an always-available and remotely-accessible underwater networking testbed in the Marina del Rey harbor. The DATUNR testbed emphasizes frequent iteration on algorithms and experiments by developing the first public underwater testbed that offers 24x7 access to researchers. Such capability will enable a new set of research, especially at higher layers of the networking stack.
The testbed will support multiple acoustic modems, including the micro-modem from WHOI, ISI's SNUSE modem, and a software-based "laptop" modem and communications stack.
As proposed the testbed was to be open to the research community, but due to a large budget cut by NSF (more than 50%), we will develop the testbed as a proof-of-concept to be used by selected researchers. We hope that a future proposal will support a fully open testbed.
|WiFi-based network relay (to ISI, bottom; to marina, top)||Control host computer (top) with WHOI modem (underneath)||WHOI modem in the water (tie-off, top; hydrophone, bottom)|
For related publications, please see the I-LENSE publications web page.
See the I-LENSE software distribution web page.