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LoRaWAN for Smart City IoT Deployments: A Long Term Evaluation

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK
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Sensors 2020, 20(3), 648; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030648
Received: 14 December 2019 / Revised: 20 January 2020 / Accepted: 21 January 2020 / Published: 23 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the 3rd Global IoT Summit)
LoRaWAN is a Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology designed for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments; this paper presents experiences from deploying a city-scale LoRaWAN network across Southampton, UK. This network was deployed to support an installation of air quality monitors and to explore the capabilities of LoRaWAN. This deployment uses a mixture of commercial off-the-shelf gateways and custom gateways. These gateway locations were chosen based on network access, site permission and accessibility, and are not necessarily the best locations theoretically. Over 135,000 messages have been transmitted by the twenty devices analysed. Over the course of the complete deployment, 72.4 % of the messages were successfully received by the data server. Of the messages that were received, 99% were received within 10 s of transmission. We conclude that LoRaWAN is an applicable communication technology for city-scale air quality monitoring and other smart city applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; communication networks; smart city; LoRaWAN Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; communication networks; smart city; LoRaWAN
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Basford, P.J.; Bulot, F.M.J.; Apetroaie-Cristea, M.; Cox, S.J.; Ossont, S.J. LoRaWAN for Smart City IoT Deployments: A Long Term Evaluation. Sensors 2020, 20, 648. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030648

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Basford PJ, Bulot FMJ, Apetroaie-Cristea M, Cox SJ, Ossont SJ. LoRaWAN for Smart City IoT Deployments: A Long Term Evaluation. Sensors. 2020; 20(3):648. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030648

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Basford, Philip J., Florentin M.J. Bulot, Mihaela Apetroaie-Cristea, Simon J. Cox, and Steven J. Ossont 2020. "LoRaWAN for Smart City IoT Deployments: A Long Term Evaluation" Sensors 20, no. 3: 648. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030648

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