Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Underwater Communication Modem
Revolutionising acoustic communication underwater.
Suriyaa Valliapan RM, 3rd year undergraduate, Engineering Physics
Goury Priya S, 3rd year undergraduate, Engineering Physics
Kanish B, 4th year undergraduate, Electrical Engineering
This switched on team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras wanted to work on the most unforgiving channels of communication: underwater. The modems available in the market are very application specific and expensive, mostly used by scientists and researchers and not for commercial applications. They devised a novel method of robust and reliable acoustic communication underwater with a design based on self adaptibility and biomimicry. Their solution aims to offer twice the data rates and ranges compared to other contemporary modems and intend to design the modem in an environmental friendly manner.