Hybrid Coded Replication in LoRa Networks

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are wireless connectivity solutions for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications, including industrial automation. Among the several LPWAN technologies, LoRaWAN has been extensively addressed by the research community and the industry. However, the reliability and scalability of LoRaWAN are still uncertain. One of the techniques to increase the reliability of LoRaWAN is message replication, which exploits time diversity. This paper proposes a novel hybrid coded message replication scheme that interleaves simple repetition and a recently proposed coded replication method. We analyze the optimization of the proposed scheme under minimum reliability requirements and show that it enhances the network performance without requiring additional transmit power compared to the competing replication techniques.

Authors:
de Souza Sant’Ana Jean Michel, Hoeller Arliones, Souza Richard Demo, Montejo-Sánchez Samuel, Alves Hirley, de Noronha Neto Mario

Publication type:
A1 Journal article – refereed

Place of publication:

Keywords:
Industrial Internet of Things, LoRaWAN, Message Replication, Reliability, Wireless networks

Published:
14 January 2020

Full citation:
J. M. d. S. Sant’Ana, A. Hoeller, R. D. Souza, S. Montejo-Sánchez, H. Alves and M. d. Noronha-Neto, “Hybrid Coded Replication in LoRa Networks,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 5577-5585, Aug. 2020, https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2020.2966120

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2020.2966120

Read the publication here:
http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202001233103