acoustic (UWA) wireless communication has recently attracted
attention for many applications
including oceanographic data collection, pollution monitoring, seismic
activities measurement, exploration of natural resources among others.
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) combined with
cooperative transmission provides additional spatial diversity compared
conventional non-cooperative UWA systems. I am analyzing the
interference (ICI) due to non-uniform Doppler distortion, proposing
receiver structures, and deriving expressions for ICI matrices. I am
also investigating the outage performance for a cooperative OFDM
UWA communication system, both amplify-and-forward (AF) and
(DF) relaying schemes. I am deriving analytical expressions as bounds
outage probability and outage capacity. Monte-Carlo simulations
enhanced performance of cooperative OFDM UWA communication systems. I
analyzing the effects of relay location and carrier frequency on outage
for both relaying schemes.