Ubiquitous Text Transfer Using sound a Zero-Infrastructure Alternative for Simple Text Communication

Kuruvilla Mathew*, Biju Issac

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Even in these days where data networks has increased much in terms of speed, bandwidth and penetration, the need for a low power, low bandwidth, ubiquitous networks is more pronounced than ever before. As the devices get smaller, their power supply is also limited, in according to the definition of “dust”, “skin” and “clay” in the ubiquitous computing paradigm. The possibility of these devices to be present in real world depends a lot on the key capability they must possess, which is to be network enabled, ubiquitously. This paper looks at the possibility of using the ever present signal “sound” as a ubiquitous medium of communication. We are currently experimenting on various possibilities and protocols that can make use of sound for text transmission between two electronic devices and this paper looks at some attempts in this direction. The initial phase of the experiment was conducted using a very large spectrum and encoding the entire ASCII text over audible sound spectrum. This gave a very large spectrum spread requirement which a very narrow frequency gap. The experimental results showed good improvement when the frequency gap was increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations and Advances in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, Networking and Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-06773-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06772-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100


Dive into the research topics of 'Ubiquitous Text Transfer Using sound a Zero-Infrastructure Alternative for Simple Text Communication'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this