Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks have been the enabling technology for large-scale sensor and actuator networks. Low cost, energy-efficiency and longevity of such networks make them perfect candidates for smart city applications. LoRa is a new LPWA standard based on spread spectrum technology, which is suitable for sensor nodes enabling long battery life and bi-directional communication but with low data rates. In this paper, we will demonstrate a use-case inspired model in which, end-nodes with multiple radio transceivers (LoRa/WiFi/BLE) have the option to interconnect via multiple networks to improve communications resilience under the diverse conditions of a smart city of a billion devices. To facilitate this, each node has the ability to switch radio communications opportunistically and adaptively, and this is based on the application requirements and dynamic radio parameters.
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2016|
|Event||2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things - Reston, United States|
Duration: 12 Dec 2016 → 14 Dec 2016
|Conference||2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things|
|Period||12/12/16 → 14/12/16|