Understanding the tradeoffs of LoRaWAN for IoT-based Smart Irrigation

Bruno Quete, Alexandre Heideker, Ivan Zyrianoff, Dener Ottolini, Joao Henrique Kleinschmidt, Juha Pekka Soininen, Carlos Kamienski

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Abstract

As LoRaWAN has been increasingly used in the Internet of Things (IoT) smart agriculture, efficacious deployments of this technology need a clear understanding of its performance and scalability tradeoffs. This paper proposes a two-step methodology to evaluate the performance of LoRaWAN based on simulation for understanding the behavior of the air interface and measurement for understanding the behavior of the IoT Platform. We conducted a performance analysis study in a smart irrigation scenario, varying the distance from sensors to the gateway, the sensor density (number of sensors), and the LoRaWAN spreading factor. Our results show that the LoRa air interface poses the most stringent scalability limits, mainly related to the number of sensors actively transmitting from a farm parcel to the gateway. The IoT Platform adds some delay but does not notably interfere with the overall performance of the solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry, MetroAgriFor 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages73-77
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8783-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8784-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry, MetroAgriFor 2020: Online - Virtual, Trento, Italy
Duration: 4 Nov 20206 Nov 2020

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry, MetroAgriFor 2020
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period4/11/206/11/20

Keywords

  • IoT
  • LoRaWAN
  • Performance
  • Smart Irrigation

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