Underwater Acoustics, Communication and Networking
Technology: sonar systems, acoustic imaging, geoacoustics
Applications: team operations, positioning and localization systems, intervention, marine mammals monitoring, active detection, harbor protection, performance prediction
The distribution of the tasks of a single mission among different vehicles is based on communication and autonomous cooperation capabilities.
ISME carries on an intensive research on hydroacoustic communication.
One of the most recent projects aiming at building an underwater acoustic network is Archeosub, involving ISME nodes of Firenze and Roma La Sapienza. Archeosub aims to develop products and services in support of the discovery of new Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) sites and of the surveying, conservation, protection, and valorization of new and existing ones. The project will use an in-situ underwater sensor network deployed at a site for real-time monitoring and surveillance.