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Performance of LoRaWAN for Handling Telemetry and Alarm Messages in Industrial Applications

Federal University of Ceará, Quixadá 63902-580, Brazil
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-970, Brazil
Department of Electrical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland
Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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Sensors 2020, 20(11), 3061;
Received: 13 April 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 20 May 2020 / Published: 28 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Measurements for Industry 4.0)
This paper analyzes the feasibility of the coexistence of telemetry and alarm messages employing Long-Range Wide-Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology in industrial environments. The regular telemetry messages come from periodic measurements from the majority of sensors while the alarm messages come from sensors whose transmissions are triggered by rarer (random) events that require highly reliable communication. To reach such a strict requirement, we propose here strategies of allocation of spreading factor, by treating alarm and regular (telemetry) messages differently. The potential of such allocation strategies has also been investigated under retransmission and diversity of gateways. Both indoor industrial plant and open-field scenarios are investigated. We compare the proposed solution with a benchmark scenario—where no alarm is considered—by using system level simulation. Our results show that it is possible to achieve high reliability with reasonably low delay for the alarm messages without significantly affecting the performance of the regular links. View Full-Text
Keywords: LoRa; LoRaWAN; LPWAN; Industrial IoT LoRa; LoRaWAN; LPWAN; Industrial IoT
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Santos Filho, F.H.C.d.; Dester, P.S.; Stancanelli, E.M.G.; Cardieri, P.; Nardelli, P.H.J.; Carrillo, D.; Alves, H. Performance of LoRaWAN for Handling Telemetry and Alarm Messages in Industrial Applications. Sensors 2020, 20, 3061.

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Santos Filho FHCd, Dester PS, Stancanelli EMG, Cardieri P, Nardelli PHJ, Carrillo D, Alves H. Performance of LoRaWAN for Handling Telemetry and Alarm Messages in Industrial Applications. Sensors. 2020; 20(11):3061.

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Santos Filho, Francisco H.C.d.; Dester, Plínio S.; Stancanelli, Elvis M.G.; Cardieri, Paulo; Nardelli, Pedro H.J.; Carrillo, Dick; Alves, Hirley. 2020. "Performance of LoRaWAN for Handling Telemetry and Alarm Messages in Industrial Applications" Sensors 20, no. 11: 3061.

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