Towards Underwater Video Transmission


This paper addresses the feasibility of underwater wireless video transmission using an acoustic system, which consists of a video compressor/decompressor and an OFDM modulator/demodulator. This work includes two main parts: the design of an algorithm aimed to compensate for the Doppler effect and the assessment of a set of error resilience tools offered by the MPEG-4 standard. The results of the simulations and in-air experiments demonstrate the performance improvement in terms of visual quality of the received video in cases with motion, as well as the system robustness against channel induced errors.

WUWNet ‘11: Proceedings of the Sixth ACM International Workshop on Underwater Networks