Wireless Communications and Applications. First International Conference, ICWCA 2011, Sanya, China, August 1-3, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Over-the-Sea Radio Propagation and Integrated Wireless Networking for Ocean Fishery Vessels

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29157-9_17,
        author={Yong Bai and Wencai Du and Chong Shen},
        title={Over-the-Sea Radio Propagation and Integrated Wireless Networking for Ocean Fishery Vessels},
        proceedings={Wireless Communications and Applications. First International Conference, ICWCA 2011, Sanya, China, August 1-3, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICWCA},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={radio propagation mobile ad hoc network mobile communications maritime communications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29157-9_17}
    }
    
  • Yong Bai
    Wencai Du
    Chong Shen
    Year: 2012
    Over-the-Sea Radio Propagation and Integrated Wireless Networking for Ocean Fishery Vessels
    ICWCA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29157-9_17
Yong Bai1,*, Wencai Du1,*, Chong Shen1,*
  • 1: Hainan University
*Contact email: bai@hainu.edu.cn, wencai@hainu.edu.cn, chongshen@hainu.edu.cn

Abstract

To facilitate the mobile users on ocean fishery vessels to communicate efficiently and cost-effectively in any sea areas, this paper analyzes the applicability of existing wireless technologies to over-the-sea communications, especially their over-the-sea radio propagation effects. To make their respective advantages complementary to each other, this paper proposes an integrated wireless networking system which is composed of mobile ad hoc network, cellular mobile network, and satellite mobile network. The system architecture of the proposed heterogeneous wireless networking system is described, and the access selection mechanism is proposed with always-best-connected (ABC) concept for the benefit of mobile users. Lastly, this paper reports a developed prototype system to evaluate the feasibility and validity of our proposals.