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Ad-hoc network possibilities inside LoRaWAN

Lundell, Daniel LU (2017) EITM01 20171
Department of Electrical and Information Technology
Abstract
The Internet of Things (IOT) is a fast growing field with new actors constantly
joining in. Locations such as farms or remote areas do not always have Internet
coverage to access the IoT. This thesis looks at LoRaWAN as an IoT technology
and ad-hoc networking to solve this problem. Existing ad-hoc routing protocols
such as AODV, HWMP, and ZRP were studied. Based on the study they were
evaluated as to how well they would fit into the LoRaWAN protocol. A simple
solution based on HWMP and AODV was integrated with LoRaWAN. A testbed
consisting of LoRaWAN devices was built to test the capabilities of the proposed
solution. Receive windows of 2 seconds can be achieved with an ad-hoc LoRaWAN
with a depth of 5-6 nodes. Successful routes... (More)
The Internet of Things (IOT) is a fast growing field with new actors constantly
joining in. Locations such as farms or remote areas do not always have Internet
coverage to access the IoT. This thesis looks at LoRaWAN as an IoT technology
and ad-hoc networking to solve this problem. Existing ad-hoc routing protocols
such as AODV, HWMP, and ZRP were studied. Based on the study they were
evaluated as to how well they would fit into the LoRaWAN protocol. A simple
solution based on HWMP and AODV was integrated with LoRaWAN. A testbed
consisting of LoRaWAN devices was built to test the capabilities of the proposed
solution. Receive windows of 2 seconds can be achieved with an ad-hoc LoRaWAN
with a depth of 5-6 nodes. Successful routes dropped from 85% to 40% with a
depth increase of 2 nodes. LoRaWANs 1% duty cycle limit can be broken with
bigger networks. The thesis concludes that ad-hoc LoRaWAN based on HWMP
and AODV might be possible given further research. The networks can be used
to cover large remote areas with no Internet connection. (Less)
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author
Lundell, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
course
EITM01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
report number
LU/LTH-EIT 2017-591
language
English
id
8918664
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  abstract     = {The Internet of Things (IOT) is a fast growing field with new actors constantly
joining in. Locations such as farms or remote areas do not always have Internet
coverage to access the IoT. This thesis looks at LoRaWAN as an IoT technology
and ad-hoc networking to solve this problem. Existing ad-hoc routing protocols
such as AODV, HWMP, and ZRP were studied. Based on the study they were
evaluated as to how well they would fit into the LoRaWAN protocol. A simple
solution based on HWMP and AODV was integrated with LoRaWAN. A testbed
consisting of LoRaWAN devices was built to test the capabilities of the proposed
solution. Receive windows of 2 seconds can be achieved with an ad-hoc LoRaWAN
with a depth of 5-6 nodes. Successful routes dropped from 85% to 40% with a
depth increase of 2 nodes. LoRaWANs 1% duty cycle limit can be broken with
bigger networks. The thesis concludes that ad-hoc LoRaWAN based on HWMP
and AODV might be possible given further research. The networks can be used
to cover large remote areas with no Internet connection.},
  author       = {Lundell, Daniel},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ad-hoc network possibilities inside LoRaWAN},
  year         = {2017},
}