Issue No.12 - December (2008 vol.9)
Michael C. Jaeger , Berlin University of Technology
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDSO.2008.33
Satellite-based Internet access, the preferred solution for remote locations on the ocean, either offers a low-bandwidth connection or is very expensive to deploy. A backbone structure that provides ocean-wide Internet coverage could provide an alternative to satellite uplinks. With a wide-area network forming a mesh of nodes using floating and moving objects as well as coastal facilities, the network would use next-generation long-range surface radio technology to provide medium- to high-bandwidth Internet access. To achieve high-bandwidth Internet access under these circumstances, the backbone must leverage state-of-the-art sensor network technology, autonomous routing mechanisms, and self-organizing abilities.
drift tolerant networks, wireless mesh networking, mobile ad-hoc networks
Michael C. Jaeger, "A Floating Backbone for Internet over the Ocean", IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol.9, no. 12, pp. 3, December 2008, doi:10.1109/MDSO.2008.33