The Ocean’s Robots May Soon Enjoy High-Speed Internet, MechE’s Louis Whitcomb, Wired

November 4, 2016

“We’re not going to be able to push HD TV over an acoustic modem anytime soon. But we have a range of technologies and we will see the development of vehicles that will bridge these communications regimes.”

–Louis Whitcomb, professor and chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Louis M. Sardella Faculty Scholar

Oceanographic researchers are working to make wireless communications a reality for their underwater instruments, reported Wired. “We’re not going to be able to push HD TV over an acoustic modem anytime soon,” says Louis Whitcomb, professor and department chair of mechanical engineering and Louis M. Sardella Faculty Scholar. “But we have a range of technologies

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