A LoRaWAN Architecture for Communications in Areas without Coverage: Design and Pilot Trials
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AuthorDelgado Ferro, Félix; Navarro Ortiz, Jorge; Chinchilla Romero, Natalia; Ramos Muñoz, Juan José
LPWANLoRaWANLong range (LoRa)UncoveredLow-costCommunications
Delgado-Ferro, F... [et al.]. A LoRaWAN Architecture for Communications in Areas without Coverage: Design and Pilot Trials. Electronics 2022, 11, 804. [https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11050804]
SponsorshipAndalusian Knowledge Agency A-TIC-241-UGR18 B-TIC-568-UGR20; Spanish Government PID2019-108713RB-C53; Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation TSI-063000-2021-28; Spanish Ministry of Universities (FPU) 20/02621
This article proposes a system based on a long-distance communications system with low economic and energy costs that allows connectivity to be carried out independently from the existing cellular coverage in the area. In addition, it describes the design, development, implementation and analysis of an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture based on Long-RangeWide-Area Network (LoRaWAN). Moreover, the system has been deployed as a prototype, and the behavior and scope of the system have been analyzed in various real environments: urban, rural and natural. The results obtained from the analysis show that the system is suitable for working in areas without coverage such as mountains.