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A Survey of LoRaWAN for IoT: From Technology to Application

IDLab, Department of Information Technology at Ghent University—IMEC, 9052 Ghent, Belgium
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Sensors 2018, 18(11), 3995;
Received: 26 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
LoRaWAN is one of the low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies that have received significant attention by the research community in the recent years. It offers low-power, low-data rate communication over a wide range of covered area. In the past years, the number of publications regarding LoRa and LoRaWAN has grown tremendously. This paper provides an overview of research work that has been published from 2015 to September 2018 and that is accessible via Google Scholar and IEEE Explore databases. First, a detailed description of the technology is given, including existing security and reliability mechanisms. This literature overview is structured by categorizing papers according to the following topics: (i) physical layer aspects; (ii) network layer aspects; (iii) possible improvements; and (iv) extensions to the standard. Finally, a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis is presented along with the challenges that LoRa and LoRaWAN still face. View Full-Text
Keywords: LoRaWAN; LoRa; IoT; LPWANs; IoT applications LoRaWAN; LoRa; IoT; LPWANs; IoT applications
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Haxhibeqiri, J.; De Poorter, E.; Moerman, I.; Hoebeke, J. A Survey of LoRaWAN for IoT: From Technology to Application. Sensors 2018, 18, 3995.

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Haxhibeqiri J, De Poorter E, Moerman I, Hoebeke J. A Survey of LoRaWAN for IoT: From Technology to Application. Sensors. 2018; 18(11):3995.

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Haxhibeqiri, Jetmir, Eli De Poorter, Ingrid Moerman, and Jeroen Hoebeke. 2018. "A Survey of LoRaWAN for IoT: From Technology to Application" Sensors 18, no. 11: 3995.

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