Underwater communication using Mills Cross parameters

The PARAMILLS project is intended to model, specify, design, build and test on a full-scale an innovative and efficient underwater acoustic communication modem.
The aim is to transmit data between two mobile underwater devices, one of which is an AUV.

Projet en cours

Porteur du projet IXWAVES
Partenaires industriels ECA, Semantic-TS, Ixsea, ICAM
Partenaires recherche Ifremer, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Budget 2 890 K€
Cofinanceur publics FUI (Single Interministerial Fund) and PACA regional authorities
Année de labellisation 2010
Année de cofinancement 2010

 The project focuses in particular:

  • On the creation of a "pointable" and stabilized antenna
  • On the creation of a modem incorporating spatial dimension into its operation (management of beams, acoustics, Mills Cross theory)
  • On the testing of this modem in a realistic configuration
  • On the establishment of its performance (target: doubling the throughput of COTS modem models)