• Aditya Rao,


    High School

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    Aditya is a senior at Austin High School, where he is an active member of the Science National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Mu Alpha Theta, and National Honor Society. He has also been trained in the Classical Indian art form Carnatic violin for over 9 years and plays violin in his school’s Chamber Orchestra. He enjoys playing soccer and has played for his high school team for four years. Aditya has received numerous awards through Science Olympiad, most notably first place in state for Protein Modeling and fifth place in state for Boomilever and loves to further his passion for science through Science NHS. He is also a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction. Through GT Mentorship, Aditya was able to learn not only the nuances of communication systems and work in a real-world environment, but was also able to learn professionalism and forge lasting connections. Aditya believes that Mentorship has truly prepared him to be successful in the future and has taught him valuable experiences that will undoubtedly benefit him throughout his life. Aditya plans on studying mechanical engineering during university. In the future, he hopes to earn a PhD in his field and dreams of working under organizations such as NASA or Tesla that push the boundaries of knowledge and improve upon our current technologies. He would like to thank Mrs. Bryant, his mentor Chenpei Huang, and his GT Mentorship peers for the wonderful experience they have had together and for giving him this opportunity to learn and grow. 

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    Chenpei Huang


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    Project Abstract


    Underwater wireless communication has become an essential field of study as conveying information in aqueous environments has become critical to many industries. Three methods of wireless communication are currently used in this aqueous environment, electromagnetic (EM), optics, and acoustics. Although these methods enable us to communicate underwater, they often face high attenuation and distortion, and are subject to the hostile environment.

    This research investigates magnetic induction (MI) as an alternate form of communication that allows effective and clear signal processing and communication over longer distances. Magnetic induction was compared to the other three forms of communication in terms of attenuation, data rates, effects from the environment, propagation distance, stealth, and cost in order to highlight the advantages of magnetic induction as a powerful and efficient form of underwater communication. This method primarily utilizes conducting coils to create time-varying magnetic fields, which generate flux and facilitate communication. Furthermore, similar to other forms of communication, signal processing is extensively used to best convey messages across this medium.

    The results of this study provide valuable insight into magnetic induction and how it can be employed to effectively transmit clear signals over longer distances, presenting it as an powerful method for communication underwater and the future of communication as a whole.