Distributed processing in underwater sensor networks

Current project

Additional projects can be negotiated with SEIT supervisors who work in a related field.

Click on this link to see a spreadsheet containing a list of supervisors in SEIT and their respective research areas. Please contact the supervisors directly to negotiate a project.

We also offer research projects for Masters by Research and Master of Philosophy degrees.

All admission enquires for SEIT research degree students (e.g. Phd, Masters, MPhil) can be directed to:


Program Code: 1885


This project is part of a larger program to build a low-cost, large-scale, high-capacity underwater sensor network consisting of thousands of nodes. The aim of this project is to develop algorithms for sharing and processing sensor data from large numbers of low-quality sensors. Applications include measurement of environmental data such as ocean currents, and direction finding for underwater transmitters.

Description of Work:

  • Investigate suitability of distributed processing algorithms for underwater networks
  • Adapt and improve selected algorithms for the underwater environment
  • Implement algorithms in a large-scale sensor network.


Prof Michael Frater m.frater@adfa.edu.au