The Internet of Things (IoT) addresses a huge set of possible application domains, requiring both short-and long-range communication technologies. When long distances are present, a number of proprietary and standard solutions for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are already available. Among them, LoRaWAN is a candidate technology supported by many network operators. This paper discusses the possible role of LoRaWAN for the IoT. First, the LoRaWAN technology is assessed experimentally through a set of laboratory and on-field tests, to characterize it from the link-level viewpoint; then, a system-level analysis is performed through simulation, to evaluate the capacity of a LoRaWAN gateway and a multi-gateway network to serve a large area. Finally, the results are discussed considering a broad set of use cases.

LoRaWAN: Evaluation of Link-and System-Level Performance

Luca Feltrin;Chiara Buratti;Roberto Verdone
2018

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The Internet of Things (IoT) addresses a huge set of possible application domains, requiring both short-and long-range communication technologies. When long distances are present, a number of proprietary and standard solutions for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are already available. Among them, LoRaWAN is a candidate technology supported by many network operators. This paper discusses the possible role of LoRaWAN for the IoT. First, the LoRaWAN technology is assessed experimentally through a set of laboratory and on-field tests, to characterize it from the link-level viewpoint; then, a system-level analysis is performed through simulation, to evaluate the capacity of a LoRaWAN gateway and a multi-gateway network to serve a large area. Finally, the results are discussed considering a broad set of use cases.
Luca Feltrin; Chiara Buratti; Enrico vinciarelli; Roberto De Bonis; Roberto Verdone
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