Deriving and Updating Optimal Transmission Configurations for Lora Networks

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IEEE Access
  • Volumen: 8
  • Fecha: 01 enero 2020
  • Páginas: 38586-38595
  • ISSN: 21693536
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2973252
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
© 2013 IEEE.LoRa-based networks exhibit good flexibility in terms of configurable parameters and adjustable modulation properties. Thanks to this, wireless nodes can be tuned to improve their communication behavior. In fact, optimal network-level transmission configurations (Copt) can be derived in such a way that the global network performance is maximized. To derive this Copt , one must know the radio-propagation behavior of each node beforehand. Traditionally, this has been pursued by using general, low-precision, propagation models due to the infeasibility (in terms of time and energy) of deriving each individual node propagation behavior. In this work we propose a straightforward bounding technique that reduces up to 73% the energy and time required to obtain the radio-propagation behavior of each individual node in the network, enabling the derivation of network-level optimal transmission configurations. Also, we provide mechanisms to keep this knowledge updated, swiftly reacting to changes in the environment and leading to network performance improvements of 15% when compared to traditional alternatives like LoRaWAN ADR. Furthermore, by means of a testbed we demonstrate that this mechanism can also provide resistance to Denial-of-service attacks. Finally, we incorporate the power consumption into the proposed Copt formulation and provide a generalizable power-consumption determination methodology. This way we can limit the set of eligible transmission configurations to help extending LoRa network lifetimes more than 40%.

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