Transmitting and Receiving Underwater Ultrasonic Signals
ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia, Research Assistant Professor Emrecan Demirors, and Professor Tommaso Melodia were awarded a patent for “Underwater ultrasonic communication system and method.”
Abstract Source: USPTO
An underwater acoustic communication system for a mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone, has a communication unit with one or more ultrasonic transducers to transmit and receive underwater ultrasonic signals. The communication unit is connected to an audio auxiliary interface of the mobile electronic device. A processing unit in communication with the auxiliary interface receives RF signals from and transmits RF signals to the communication unit via the audio auxiliary interface.