|Kuntke, F.; Bektas, M.; Buhleier, L.; Pohl, E.; Schiller, R.; Reuter, C.
|How Would Emergency Communication Based On LoRaWAN Perform? Empirical Findings of Signal Propagation in Rural Areas
|Proceedings of the 20th International ISCRAM Conference
|LoRaWAN; Emergency Communication; Range Test; Empirical Evaluation; Dataset
|Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies are typically promoted for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications, but are also of interest for emergency communications systems when regular fixed and mobile networks break down. Although LoRaWAN is a frequently used representative here, there are sometimes large differences between the proposed range and the results of some practical evaluations. Since previous work has focused on urban environments or has conducted simulations, this work aims to gather concrete knowledge on the transmission characteristics in rural environments. Extensive field studies with varying geographic conditions and comparative tests in urban environments were performed using two different hardware implementations. Overall, it was found that the collected values in rural areas are significantly lower than the theoretical values. Nevertheless, the results certify that LoRaWAN technology has a high range that cannot be achieved with other common technologies for emergency communications.
|Technical University of Darmstadt; Technical University of Darmstadt; Technical University of Darmstadt; Technical University of Darmstadt; Technical University of Darmstadt; Technical University of Darmstadt
|University of Nebraska at Omaha
|Place of Publication
|Jaziar Radianti; Ioannis Dokas; Nicolas Lalone; Deepak Khazanchi
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