Special Issue "LoRa Sensor Network"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2021).
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; LPWA networks; ZigBee; mobile technologies
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The recent trends in the Internet of Things domain have seen the rise of a significant number of communication technologies whose main purpose is on one side the reduction of power consumption, and on the other the widening of the data transmission range. In this context, the most significant solutions have emerged within the so-called Sub-GHz frequency bands, including all those bands whose operating frequency is lower than 1 GHz. Among the various technologies, the LoRa modulation, together with the LoRaWAN MAC protocol, has drawn a large interest due to its high performances in terms of both power consumption and transmission ranges. Adopting duty-cycling policies, LoRa radio modules may be battery-powered and operate autonomously even for some years. At the same time, they can reach transmission ranges up to some kilometres in urban areas and some tens of kilometres in rural areas. These two features make this kind of devices ideal for those applications where a network infrastructure has to operate autonomously for long spans of time, in wide areas. Sensor networking architectures can then widely benefit from the introduction of this technology.
LoRa and LoRaWAN-powered sensor networks can be found in all the most significant application scenarios within the Internet of Things context, from Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Systems to the paradigm of Industry 4.0. This vast diffusion pushed researchers, as well as IT firms, to investigate different solutions and configurations for this technology, from the physical layer to the network architecture. Such a large research interest is currently witnessed by the constantly growing number of sensor networking applications that are adopting LoRa and LoRaWAN as transmission technology and protocol for data transmission.
This Special Issue invites original contributions on the topics related to LoRa technology and LoRaWAN protocol, as well as their possible uses within the context of networks, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
- LoRa Physical Layer
- LoRaWAN protocol
- Alternative LoRa-based MAC protocols
- LoRa-based network protocols
- LoRa architectures for the Internet of Things
- LoRa-based sensor networks
- Low Power LoRa sensor nodes
- Energy Harvesting techniques for LoRa sensor nodes
- Power management for LoRa sensor networks
- LoRa architectures for Industry 4.0
- LoRa architectures for Smart Cities
Dr. Alessandro Pozzebon
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- Sensor Networks
- Smart City
- Industry 4.0
- Energy Harvesting
- Power Management