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Title Reducing Operational Expenses of LoRaWAN-Based Internet of Remote Things Applications
Authors Mariano Finochietto, Rodrigo Santos, Sergio Ochoa, Roc Meseguer
Publication date October 2022
Abstract LoRaWAN has become the most widely used low-power
wide-area
network technology toimplement monitoring solutions based on the Internet of
remote things (IoRT) paradigm. Typically,these solutions interconnect remote
sensing areas and data processing infrastructure located in urbancenters.
The operation expenses of these solutions depend mainly on the traffic sent
through thenetwork backhaul, i.e., the link that connects the remote sensing
area and the urban area where thedata are usually processed and stored. This
service is provided by telecommunication companies andrepresents the main
operation cost of IoRT solutions. These expenses usually limit the
affordability ofIoRT-based systems in developing countries, and also in
scenarios where the operational cost is anissue to address. This paper
presents an extension to the LoRaWAN protocol, named Node-Aware-LoRaWAN
(NA-LoRaWAN), that reduces the traffic in the backhaul, thus decreasing the
operationalexpenses of IoRT-based systems. In order to evaluate the
performance of NA-LoRaWAN, it wascompared to a regular LoRaWAN
implementation. Depending on the network scenario, the proposedextension
reduced the traffic through the backhaul in the range of 12-34%. This
extension opensseveral opportunities to use IoRT solutions in application
domains with a low operational budget,e.g., precision agriculture,
environmental monitoring and natural hazards' early detection.
Pages 1-19
Volume 22
Journal name Sensors
Publisher Molecular Diversity Preservation International (Basel, Switzerland)
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