Date of Award

Winter 2010

Project Type


Program or Major

Computer Science

Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Radim Bartos


The myriad barriers to underwater communication provide a new set of challenges for network protocols. Routing protocols which operate in underwater ad hoc networks must react quickly to changing conditions without significant increase in packet overhead or congestion. Dynamic Source Routing Protocol provides a framework for accomplishing these goals. In this paper we present the Mobile Undersea Routing Protocol, which implements this framework and enhances upon it. It uses a limited propagating route request which we call a Route Recovery to quickly and inexpensively recover from routing errors. A Java based network simulator was constructed in order to test and compare the protocols. Statistics were calculated based on packets delivered, total transmissions, and time to recover from a route error as measurements of protocol effectiveness.