A Bootstrap-Bayesian Dynamic Modification Model Based on Small Sample Target Features
Peng Han, School of Marine Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xiling Yao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, School of Marine Science and Technology
Jiayuan Zhan, School of Marine Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Yuanyuan Bai, School of Marine Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Keywords: Dynamic modification model, Small-sample-size problem, Feature extraction, Bootstrap, Underwater acoustic signal classification

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A CP-free STBC-MIMO OFDM communication system with ISI suppression capability for underwater multipath channel
Shiho Oshiro, University of the Ryukyus
Hiromasa Yamada, Oki Seatec Co., Ltd.
Shigeo Nakagawa, Cyohemon GK
Tomohisa Wada, University of the Ryukyus

Keywords: STBC, MIMO, OFDM, ISI suppression, CP-free

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A Gray Scale Correction Method for Side-Scan Sonar Images Based on GAN
Xiufen Ye, Harbin Engineering University
Xiaokun Ge, Harbin Engineering University
Haibo Yang, Harbin Engineering University

Keywords: Side-Scan Sonar images; Gray Scale Correction; GAN

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A Real-Time Software-Defined Acoustic Modem Based on USRP for Underwater Communications
Mengya Wang, Xiamen University
Deqing Wang, Xiamen University
Haiyu Li, Xiamen University
Liqun Fu, Xiamen University

Keywords: Underwater Communications; Software-defined Acoustic Modem; USRP

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A miniaturized long-life acoustic transmitter for animal tracking in marine environments
Huidong Li, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Zhiqun Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jun Lu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jayson Martinez, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bingbin Wu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Xiaoqin Zang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Keywords: acoustic telemetry; animal tracking; marine and hydrokinetic energy; environmental mitigation

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ACTIVE ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE EXTRACTION BY MACHINE LEARNING DATA ANALYSIS FOR UNDERWATER FISH COUNTERS
Gabriel VASILE, CNRS / GIPSA-lab
Alexandre GIRARD, EDF R&D
Guy D'URSO, EDF R&D
Eric DE OLIVEIRA, EDF R&D
Franck Hieramente, OSEAN S.A.S.
Olivier Philippe, OSEAN S.A.S.

Keywords: underwater acoustics, fish classification, machine learning

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Accuracy enhancement of high-resolution acoustic mosaic images using positioning and navigating data
Kenichiro Tsutsumi, PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION CO.,LTD
Katsunori Mizuno, The University of Tokyo
Hideki Sugimoto, PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION CO.,LTD.

Keywords: Marine structure; mosaic; acoustic camera, INS, DVL

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An Adaptive Receiver for Underwater Acoustic Full-Duplex Communication with Joint Remote and Self-Interference Channel Tracking
Mohammad Towliat, University of Delaware
Zheng Guo, University of Alabama
Leonard Cimini, University of Delaware
Xiang-Gen Xia, University of Delaware
Aijun Song, University of Alabama

Keywords: Self-interference, full-duplex, channel estimation, underwater acoustic communications

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An Analysis of Few-Shot Learning Techniques for Underwater Optical and Sonar Image Classification
Mateusz Ochal, Herriot Watt University
Jose Vazquez, SeeByte
Yvan Petillot, Herriot Watt University
Sen Wang, Herriot Watt University

Keywords: few-shot learning; underwater image classification; sonar classification; machine learning;

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Automated matching and pre-classification of sonar tracks on known navigational paths
Dan Henrik Stender, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
Karl Thomas Hjelmervik, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

Keywords: Sonar, Classification, track, matching

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Automatic Target Recognition in Forward-Looking Sonar Images Using Transfer Learning
Ronghao Zheng, Zhejiang Universtiy
Guanting Lou, Zhejiang University
Meiqin Liu, Zhejiang University
Senlin Zhang, Zhejiang University

Keywords: Convolutional Neural Networks; Localization; Classification; Sonar Image; Transfer learning

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Channel Selection Algorithm based on Machine Learning for Multi-Medium/Multi-Bandwidth Communication in Underwater Internet of Things
Jinyoung Lee, Kookmin University
Svetlana Balkashina, Kookmin University
Sun-Ho Yum, Kookmin University
Jung-Il Namgung, BLUnomous
Soo-Young Shin, Kookmin University
Soo-Hyun Park, Kookmin University

Keywords: Channel Selection; Machine Learning; ML; Underwater Internet of Things; U-IoT; Multi-medium; Multi-Band; MM/MB; Underwater; Underwater Communication; Underwater Networks; Visible Light; Infrared; Acoustic

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Collaboration of LoRaWAN and Underwater Acoustic Communications in Sensor Data Collection Applications
Davide Magrin, University of Padova
Alberto Signori, University of Padova
Davide Tronchin, University of Padova
Filippo Campagnaro, University of Padova
Michele Zorzi, University of Padova

Keywords: Underwater acoustic communications; LoRaWAN; LoRA; DESERT; simulations; polling

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Dealing With Highly Unbalanced Sidescan Sonar Image Datasets for Deep Learning Classification Tasks
Yannik Steiniger, German Aerospace Center Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures
Jannis Stoppe, German Aerospace Center Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures
Tobias Meisen, University of Wuppertal
Dieter Kraus, City University of Applied Sciences Bremen

Keywords: Deep Learning; Generative Adversarial Networks; Sidescan Sonar

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Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Energy Efficient Underwater Acoustic Communications
Zewen Zhu, Xiamen University
Xiaowen Ye, Xiamen University
Liqun Fu, Xiamen University

Keywords: Underwater Acoustic Communications; Energy Efficiency; Deep Reinforcement Learning

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Deep-learning Based Ship-radiated Noise Suppression for Underwater Acoustic OFDM Systems
Lazar Atanackovic, University of British Columbia
Lutz Lampe, University of British Columbia
Roee Diamant, University of Haifa

Keywords: Deep learning (DL), deep neural network (DNN), compressed sensing (CS), orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), ship-radiated noise.

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Design of an Underwater Acoustic MIMO OFDM System Using NI LabVIEW and CompactDAQ
Peng Chen, Curtin University
Yue Rong, Curtin University
Sven Nordholm, Curtin University
Alec Duncan, Curtin University
Zhiqiang He, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Keywords: Underwater acoustic communication; OFDM; Multiple hydrophones; LabVIEW

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Dynamic Compressive Sensing Based Adaptive Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Communications
Zhen Qin, Southeast University
Jun Tao, Southeast University
Xiao Han, Harbin Engineering University

Keywords: Adaptive Equalization; Dynamic Compressive Sensing

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Efficient visual monitoring of offshore windmill installations with online image annotation and deep learning computer vision
Daniel Langenkämper, Bielefeld University
Torben Möller, Bielefeld University
Daniel Brün, Saltation GmbH
Tim Nattkemper, Bielefeld University

Keywords: Inspection; Monitoring; Offshore windmill; Offshore wind energy; Offshore wind turbine; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Computer Vision; Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence

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Enabling Higher-Order Modulation for Underwater Backscatter Communication
Sayed Saad Afzal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Reza Ghaffarivardavagh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Waleed Akbar, MIT
Osvy Rodriguez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fadel Adib, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keywords: Subsea IoT; Backscatter Communication; QAM; Piezoelectricity; Wireless; Energy Harvesting, Battery-free,

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Evaluation of the recognition of Cobalt-Rich Manganese Crusts based on Deep Learning Networks with physical phantoms
Binxian WANG, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Feng HONG, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Haihong FENG, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Minyan HUANG, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jingjie XIA, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chengwei LIU, Shanghai Acoustics Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keywords: Cobalt-Rich Manganese Crusts; CRCs, Deep Learning Networks; CNN; Acoustic; Recognition

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Exploiting Auxiliary Information for Improved Underwater Target Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks
Thibaud Berthomier, NATO STO CMRE
David Williams, NATO STO CMRE
Benoît D'Alès, NATO STO CMRE
Samantha Dugelay, NATO STO CMRE

Keywords: Machine learning ; neural networks ; pattern recognition ; synthetic aperture sonar

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Field Experiments Demonstrating Mbps-Class Underwater Acoustic Communication with Spatio-Temporal Equalization
Hiroyuki Fukumoto, NTT
Yosuke Fujino, NTT
Marina Nakano, NTT
Kazumitsu Sakamoto, NTT
Toshimitsu Tsubaki, NTT

Keywords: Spatio-temporal equalization;MIMO;Mbps-class underwater acoustic communication

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Hardware Implementation of Single-carrier Time-domain Turbo Equalization for Severe Multipath Acoustic Communication Channels
Jinfeng Li, Lehigh University
Y. Rosa Zheng, Lehigh University

Keywords: hardware implementation, Time-domain Turbo equalization, severe multipath,

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High-Resolution Imaging Using Synthetic Bandwidth and Small Array
Hu Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Zhong Yang, Shanghai Electro-Mechanical Engineering Institute
Yatian Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Duo Teng, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Chencheng Ye, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Keywords: sonar imaging; high-resolution; stepped-frequency waveform

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High-Resolution Underwater 3D Acoustical Imaging via Deconvolved Conventional Beamforming
Peng Wang, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cheng Chi, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Pengfei Zhang, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Linzhe Wei, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jiyuan Liu, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Haining Huang, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keywords: deconvolution; planar arrays; sonar system; 3-D acoustic imaging

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Human Vision System based Sparse Wavelet Transform for Underwater Acoustic Sonar ImageTransmission
Guangyao Han, Tianjin University
Junfei Cui, Tianjin University
Yishan Su, Tianjin University
Xiaomei Fu, Tianjin University

Keywords: Sonar Image; sparse representation; wavelet transform; compressed sensing; underwater acoustic communication.

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Ice Topography Reconstruction and Panoramic Stitching using Forward Looking Sonar Images
Anthony Spears, Georgia Institute of Technology
Charles Ramey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthew Meister, Georgia Institute of Technology
Justin Lawrence, Georgia Institute of Technology
Benjamin Hurwitz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Dicheck, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Mullen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peter Washam, Georgia Institute of Technology
Enrica Quartini, Georgia Institute of Technology
Britney Schmidt, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keywords: sonar; mosaic; stitching; topography; under-ice; underwater; AUV; Antarctica

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Improved real-time target detection algorithm for similar multiple targets in complex underwater environment based on YOLOv3
Zhengyang Wang, Harbin Engineering University
Xiufen Ye, Harbin Engineering University
Yatong Han, Harbin Engineering University
Shuxiang Guo, Harbin Engineering University
Xiaohong Yan, Harbin Engineering University
Shuai Wang, Harbin Engineering University

Keywords: Multi-target detection; Underwater Image processing; Deep learning; Computer vision

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Localization and Synchronization for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks by A Mobile AUV
Wuhan Ma, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Lei Song, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yiyin Wang, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Wenbin Yu, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Genke Yang, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Keywords: Underwater acoustic sensor networks;EM algorithm;Opportunistic synchronization and localization

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Multi-user Multi-carrier Underwater Acoustic Communications
Zhengnan Li, Northeastern University
Milica Stojanovic, Northeastern University

Keywords: Underwater Acoustic Communication; Underwater Networks; Multi-User Interference; OFDM; Doppler;

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On the Use of Conversation Detection to Improve the Security of Underwater Acoustic Networks
Alberto Signori, University of Padova
Filippo Campagnaro, University of Padova
Kim-Fabian Wachlin, University of Kiel
Ivor Nissen, Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons Maritime Technology and Research
Michele Zorzi, University of Padova

Keywords: Underwater acoustic communication; Underwater Netwroks; Network Security; Traffic detection and classification

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Parameterized Interference Cancellation for Single-Carrier Underwater Acoustic Communications
Wei Ge, Michigan Technological University
Zhaohui Wang, Michigan Technological University
Jingwei Yin, Harbin Engineering University
Xiao Han, Harbin Engineering University

Keywords: Interference cancellation; impulsive noise; narrowband interference; single carrier; underwater acoustic communications

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Performance Analysis of Coherent CSAS imaging using band pass signals
Chencheng Ye, Northwestern Polytechnical University; Hochschule Bremen
Hong Liang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Hu Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Ziliang Qiao, Hochschule Bremen
Dieter Kraus, Hochschule Bremen

Keywords: Circular Synthetic Aperture Sonar (CSAS); Low Pass Signal; Band Pass Signal; Coherent Backprojection; Point Spread Function (PSF)

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Planar AnP: A Solution to Acoustic-n-Point Problem on Planar Target
Yusheng Wang, The University of Tokyo
Yonghoon Ji, Chuo University
Hanwool Woo, Akita Prefectural University
Yusuke Tamura, The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Wakachiku Construction Co., Ltd
Atsushi Yamashita, The University of Tokyo
Hajime Asama, The University of Tokyo

Keywords: forward looking sonar;pnp;pose estimation;planar target

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Real-Time Subcarrier Cluster-Based Adaptive Modulation for Underwater Acoustic OFDM Communications
Suchi Barua, Curtin University
Yue Rong, Curtin University
Sven Nordholm, Curtin University
Peng Chen, Curtin University

Keywords: Adaptive modulation, time-varying channel, underwater acoustic communication, LabVIEW, CompactDAQ, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM).

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Replay-Attack Countermeasures for Underwater Acoustic Networks
Filippo Campagnaro, University of Padova
Davide Tronchin, University of Padova
Alberto Signori, University of Padova
Roberto Petroccia, NATO CMRE
Konstantinos Pelekanakis, NATO CMRE
Pietro Paglierani, NATO CMRE
João Alves, NATO CMRE
Michele Zorzi, University of Padova

Keywords: Underwater acoustic communication; Underwater Netwroks; Network Security;Replay Attack

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Similarity-based data mining for online domain adaptation of a sidescan ATR algorithm
Jean De Bodinat, Seebyte
Thomas Guerneve, Seebyte Ltd
Marija Jegorova, Edinburgh University/Seebyte
Jose Vazquez, Seebyte Ltd

Keywords: data mining, domain adaptation, sidescan sonar, ATR

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Soft Frequency Reuse for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks with Interference Mitigation and Adaptive Resources Allocation
Yuzhi Zhang, Xi'an University of Science and Technology
Anyi Wang, Xi'an University of Science and Technology
Rui Fan, Xi'an University of Science and Technology
Jingru Zhu, Xi'an University of Science and Technology

Keywords: Underwater acoustic networks; soft frequency reuse; interference mitigation; resources allocation

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Sonar Image MRF Segmentation Algorithm Based on Texture Feature Vector
Luyuan Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Huigang Wang, Northwest Polytechnical University

Keywords: side scan sonar image; texture image segmentation; Markov random field; target segmentation correction.

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Sparsely labeled coral images segmentation with Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Xi Yu, University of Florida
Bing Ouyang, Florida Atlantic University
Principe Jose, University of Florida
Stephanie Farrington, Florida Atlantic University
John Reed, Florida Atlantic University

Keywords: Coral image segmentation, Sparsely labeled data set, Pseudo-label generation, Latent Dirichlet Allocation,spatial coherence

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Stochastic Ship-radiated Noise Modelling via Generative Adversarial Networks
Lazar Atanackovic, University of British Columbia
Vala Vakilian, University of British Columbia
Dryden Wiebe, University of British Columbia
Lutz Lampe, University of British Columbia
Roee Diamant, University of Haifa

Keywords: Generative adversarial network (GAN), Gaussian mixture model (GMM), orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), ship-radiated noise.

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Supervised Learning for Performance Prediction in Underwater Acoustic Communications
Evan Lucas, Michigan Technological University
Zhaohui Wang, Michigan Technological University

Keywords: Performance prediction; supervised learning; numerical prediction; classification; underwater acoustic communications

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Target localization in depth and range from passive sonar of unknown orientation using the elevation angles only
Iannis Bennaceur, THALES DMS

Keywords: Passive localization; multiple path propagation; Hausdorff distance

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Two-subnet fusion for perceptual quality driven based underwater image enhancement
Shengcong Wu, Ningbo University
Ting Luo, Ningbo University
Yang Song, Ningbo University
Haiyong Xu, Ningbo University

Keywords: Underwater image enhancement; generative adversarial networks; perceptual quality

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Underwater Acoustic Image Enhancement by Using Fast Super-Resolution with Generative Adversarial Networks
Alessandro Bucci, University of Florence
Alberto Topini, University of Florence
Matteo Franchi, University of Florence
Leonardo Zacchini, University of Florence
Nicola Secciani, University of Florence
Alessandro Ridolfi, University of Florence

Keywords: Sonar Imaging; Super Resolution; Generative Adversarial Network; Signal Processing; Underwater Imaging; Marine Robotics

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Underwater small target recognition based on convolutional neural network
Xin Jin, Harbin Engineering University
Sichun Li, Harbin Engineering University
Sibing Yao, Harbin Engineering University
Shuyu Yang, Harbin Engineering University

Keywords: underwater small target recognition; deep learning; convolutional neural network; diver; dolphin; whale

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Utilizing JANUS for Very High Frequency Underwater Acoustic Modem
Jinfeng Li, Lehigh University
Joseph Hall, Lehigh University
Y. Rosa Zheng, Lehigh University

Keywords: JANUS, Modem

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