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Issue No. 12 - December (2008 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1541-4922
pp: 3
Michael C. Jaeger , Berlin University of Technology
Gero, Mühl , Berlin University of Technology
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

G. Mühl and M. C. Jaeger, "A Floating Backbone for Internet over the Ocean," in IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 9, no. , pp. 3, 2009.
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