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Type of publication:Book
Entered by:mylonas
TitleExperiences from Using LoRa and IEEE 802.15.4 for IoT-Enabled Classrooms
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2019-7
Booktitle Ambient Intelligence. AmI 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Year published 2019
Month November
ISBN 978-3-030-34255-5
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-34255-5_13
Several networking technologies targeting the IoT application space currently compete within the smart city domain, both in outdoor and indoor deployments. However, up till now, there is no clear winner, and results from real-world deployments have only recently started to surface. In this paper, we present a comparative study of 2 popular IoT networking technologies, LoRa and IEEE 802.15.4, within the context of a research-oriented IoT deployment inside school buildings in Europe, targeting energy efficiency in education. We evaluate the actual performance of these two technologies in real-world settings, presenting a comparative study on the effect of parameters like the built environment, network quality, or data rate. Our results indicate that both technologies have their advantages, and while in certain cases both are perfectly adequate, in our use case LoRa exhibits a more robust behavior. Moreover, LoRa¢s characteristics make it a very good choice for indoor IoT deployments such as in educational buildings, and especially in cases where there are low bandwidth requirements.
Pocero, Lidia
Tsampas, Stelios
Mylonas, Georgios
Amaxilatis, Dimitrios
Publication ID1279