Underwater Acoustic Transmission (TASM)
Type of entity Platform
Main activity The purpose of this platform is to study and assess underwater acoustic communication systems.

The goal of underwater acoustic communication is to acoustically convey information underwater - to be used by ships, submarines and underwater drones so they can communicate over long distances under the sea.

Several modems have now been marketed. However, their robustness, speed, range or energy consumption can still be improved, to offer reliable communication systems allowing for the future roll-out of underwater communication networks.

With this objective in mind, the CACS/COM team working within the Lab-STICC laboratory decided to develop a testing platform to experiment with the results stemming from underwater acoustic communication research.
Keywords Digital Communication, Underwater Acoustic Communication, Modem, Field Trials
Labels Carnot
Website Plug in labs Ouest
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Testing and evaluating underwater acoustic communications
Owned/operated by
Website Plug in labs Ouest Laboratoire de sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance (Lab-STICC)
Communications (COM)
Website IMT ATLANTIQUE - Brest
Location and contact
Send an e-mail
Adress Technopôle Brest Iroise - CS 83818
Address line 2
Zip code/Postcode 29238
Town/city BREST
Testing and evaluating underwater acoustic communications
Concerned publics Companies
Research partners
Other researchers
Terms of access Research collaboration access
Movable ? yes no
Description Using the platform and the expertise of the associated team. Evaluations if specifically requested.
Category Land-based tests and test sites for engineering and ocean observation
Analyses, measurements and metrology
Scientific disciplines Pollution
Strategic areas of action Marine energy and mining resources
Environmental and coastal planning and development
Marine biological resources
Maritime safety and security
Maritime ports, infrastructure and transport
Shipbuilding and leisure boatbuilding
Examples of work TRIDENT acoustic communication platform from the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency), working with SERCEL. ROSE project (Réseau Orienté Surveillance d'Epaves, Acoustic Network for Wreck Monitoring) led by Ifremer. Haliodstar project (Alistar AUV) led by ECA. ?CIFRE' thesis (an industrial agreement for training through research) with Thales Underwater Systems, and several other theses from the Brittany region in the context of FUI, COMET and Canopus projects. Research collaborations with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, University of York etc. As part of Pôle Mer Bretagne projects financed by the FUI interministerial fund and Brittany Region, IMT Atlantique was commissioned to supply an underwater acoustic communication link for the COMET project (with RTsys) and the CANOPUS project (with IxBlue). A new NemoSens project is planned for 2018 (with RTsys) on acoustic communication networks for a swarm of underwater drones.
URL works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuZ7NJPH2GU
Owned/operated by
Website Laboratoire de sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance (Lab-STICC)
Communications (COM)
Website IMT ATLANTIQUE - Brest
IMT Atlantique is an institute of higher education and research, born through the fusion of École des Mines Nantes and Telecom Bretagne in January 2017. Research and innovation constitute one of the school's primary missions in its fields of excellence which are digital technology, and energy and environment. The institute is authorised to deliver the PhD diploma, within the Community of Universities and Institutions, University of Bretagne Loire (Comue UBL).
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