SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the National Radio Research Agency jointly announced on Thursday that the nation’s locally-developed ‘base station-based sonar wireless telecommunication network technology’ had been designated as an international standard.
The ministry has allocated 19.3 billion won (US$15.7 million) in funding for the ‘distribution-type underwater observation control network development’ project since 2015 and succeeded in developing a core underwater base station-based wireless telecommunication technology that enables stable underwater communication.
This technology uses a base station installed underwater to ensure stable communication for a wider area, just like mobile phone communication technology using a land-based base station, while enabling communication between underwater and land sources.
In addition, it can observe and send a variety of underwater information, including water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen to a land-based control center, thereby allowing it to be used in various areas, including marine disaster situations such as earthquakes and tsunamis and the surveillance of marine pollution.
Accordingly, it was designated as an international standard by the Internet of Things (IoT) sub-committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) joint technical committee at the end of last month.
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