Long Range Telemetry in Ultra-Shallow Channels (LOTUS)

From October 1997 to January 2001
Project Leader(s): Prof. O.R. Hinton
Sponsors: Commision of the European Commities

The main objective of the LOTUS project is to develop a method of communicating with a number of monitoring instruments deployed in a wide area of sea or ocean, where range is much greater than water depth. The instruemtns could be either stationary on the sea-bed or drifting. The network will use acoustic communications. Innovation in signal processing and transducer technology, coupled with packet store-and-forward methods, will result in greater range, data rate and reliability.


Emeritus Professor Oliver Hinton
Advisor to Deputy-Vice-Chancellor

Professor Bayan Sharif
Senior Research Investigator