Osvy Rodriguez

Osvy  Rodriguez
MIT EECS | Lincoln Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Fadel Adib
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Energy
Years: 2020-2021
Research Project Title:

Battery-Free Subsea IoT: Oceans & Climate

abstract:More than seventy percent of the ocean remains unexplored mainly because of the incapability of existing underwater nodes to collect meaningful information and reliably communicate over long ranges without draining their battery very fast. Emerging underwater backscatter communication systems offer a battery-free solution. However, this systems have a limited operational range of ten meters. In this project, we aim to increase the communication range of the system while still keeping it battery-less. We will introduce a new circuit design that would reduce the power consumption, optimize the energy harvesting module, and the sensitivity of our nodes. We will test this design in Charles river and demonstrate an end to end mid to long range underwater backscatter system. This SuperUROP offers me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge on communication circuit designs, energy harvesting, and signal processing at the same time I apply them in areas beyond my field such as climate change and marine life monitoring.
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"This SuperUROP offers me the oportunity to deepen my knowledge on communication circuit designs, energy harvesting, and signal processing at the same time I apply them in areas beyond my field such as climate change and marine life monitoring."