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A Study of LoRa: Long Range & Low Power Networks for the Internet of Things

École polytechnique Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau, France
Cisco Paris Innovation and Research Laboratory (PIRL), 11 Rue Camille Desmoulins, 92782 Issy les Moulineaux, France
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Academic Editor: Dongkyun Kim
Sensors 2016, 16(9), 1466;
Received: 20 May 2016 / Revised: 27 August 2016 / Accepted: 1 September 2016 / Published: 9 September 2016
LoRa is a long-range, low-power, low-bitrate, wireless telecommunications system, promoted as an infrastructure solution for the Internet of Things: end-devices use LoRa across a single wireless hop to communicate to gateway(s), connected to the Internet and which act as transparent bridges and relay messages between these end-devices and a central network server. This paper provides an overview of LoRa and an in-depth analysis of its functional components. The physical and data link layer performance is evaluated by field tests and simulations. Based on the analysis and evaluations, some possible solutions for performance enhancements are proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: LoRa; Internet of Things; long range; low power LoRa; Internet of Things; long range; low power
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Augustin, A.; Yi, J.; Clausen, T.; Townsley, W.M. A Study of LoRa: Long Range & Low Power Networks for the Internet of Things. Sensors 2016, 16, 1466.

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