OCE project – Summary of Proposal for Public release

Maritime Way Scientific Ltd. and Carleton University have partnered to develop simulation capabilities in the field of underwater acoustic communications for the growing Arctic marketplace.

Together, they aim at high performance hydro acoustic communications in the Arctic environment. It is a challenging world for communications.

When seen from below, i.e., underwater, the ice cover of the Arctic environment has a chaotic profile. It results into an unaccustomed degree of multi-path propagation of hydro acoustic signals. In such an environment, classical single-carrier modulation techniques produce mitigated results. Maritime Way Scientific Ltd. and Carleton University are working together to design a multi-carrier modem adapted to hydro acoustic communications in Arctic-like conditions.