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A Routing Protocol for LoRA Mesh Networks

Lundell, Daniel; Hedberg, Anders LU ; Nyberg, Christian LU and Fitzgerald, Emma LU (2018) Seventh IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS) In Seventh IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS)
Abstract (Swedish)
A limitation of current LoRa networks is their single-hop nature. This causes difficulties in areas with poor Internet access, such as remote rural areas, or challenging radio environments, for example in metropolitan areas, as the LoRa gateway must be placed at a location with backhaul access to the network server, but must nonetheless be reachable by all end devices. To facilitate these applications, we present a new routing protocol to enable mesh networking with LoRa, allowing for multihop networking between gateways to extend coverage. Our protocol is tailored specifically to the requirements of LoRa networks. We have developed a proof-of-concept implementation of the protocol and have shown its effectiveness in both laboratory tests... (More)
A limitation of current LoRa networks is their single-hop nature. This causes difficulties in areas with poor Internet access, such as remote rural areas, or challenging radio environments, for example in metropolitan areas, as the LoRa gateway must be placed at a location with backhaul access to the network server, but must nonetheless be reachable by all end devices. To facilitate these applications, we present a new routing protocol to enable mesh networking with LoRa, allowing for multihop networking between gateways to extend coverage. Our protocol is tailored specifically to the requirements of LoRa networks. We have developed a proof-of-concept implementation of the protocol and have shown its effectiveness in both laboratory tests and a field trial in a real-world LoRa deployment. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A limitation of current LoRa networks is their single-hop nature. This causes difficulties in areas with poor Internet access, such as remote rural areas, or challenging radio environments, for example in metropolitan areas, as the LoRa gateway must be placed at a location with backhaul access to the network server, but must nonetheless be reachable by all end devices. To facilitate these applications, we present a new routing protocol to enable mesh networking with LoRa, allowing for multihop networking between gateways to extend coverage. Our protocol is tailored specifically to the requirements of LoRa networks. We have developed a proof-of-concept implementation of the protocol and have shown its effectiveness in both laboratory tests and a field trial in a real-world LoRa deployment.},
  author       = {Lundell, Daniel and Hedberg, Anders and Nyberg, Christian and Fitzgerald, Emma},
  booktitle    = {Seventh IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT-SoS)},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {6},
  title        = {A Routing Protocol for LoRA Mesh Networks},
  year         = {2018},
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