I am right now doing my final year project. We have decided to work on Underwater Wireless Sensor Communication. In this project, we deploy a wireless sensor node inside the water. It has to communicate with that of the buoy like thing (a trans receiver) placed at surface of the water. The trans receiver then communicates with that of Laptop. We want to use 2.4 GHz band for this communication.
We have planned to use an Arduino board connected to a pH sensor and a temperature along. The board will be interfaced with a WiFi transmitter. The data collected by the sensors must be transmitted yo buoy floating on the surface. We will enclose this inside a water proof case and immerse that inside the water 15 to 20 cm deep. We will place a WiFi receiver at the surface of the water. This receiver will receive the signals from underwater and re-transmit it to Laptop.
Now here are my following question:
- What is the best way to implement this project?
- Can we enclose Arduino kit and WiFi transmitter in a water proof box and leave it into water? Will WiFi work under the water for short distances?
- Are there any kits readily avaiable to implement this?
- If not, please suggest me which of the Arduino kits are best for the purpose and other components to be bought.
With regards, NPB