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    Evaluation of LPWAN Technologies for Smart Cities: River Monitoring Use-Case


    Guibene, Wael and Nowack, Johannes and Chalikias, Nikolaos and Fitzgibbon, Kevin and Kelly, Mark and Prendergast, David (2017) Evaluation of LPWAN Technologies for Smart Cities: River Monitoring Use-Case. In: 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW) : Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Red Hook, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-5090-5908-9

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of the joint Intel/Nimbus Low Power-Wide Area (LPWA) technology PoC deployment in smart cities context. The PoC deployment addresses the problem of river Liffey monitoring in Dublin city center. We deployed a buoy on the Liffey river in Dublin for duration of 8 months. The deployed buoy embeds many sensors inside the hull enclosure and outside. The data captured is, from the water: depth, temperature and velocity; from inside the hull: temperature, humidity and barometric pressure; from the GPS unit: location and timestamp; and from the system: battery voltage. The buoy also embeds a LoRa-based LPWA transceiver and a 3G modem for backup. The paper gives an insight of the results obtained in terms of range and data consistency and gives conclusions on the use of LPWA technologies in the context of smart cities.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This paper was presented at 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), 19-22 Mar 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.
    Keywords: Logic gates; Sensors; Urban areas; Rivers; Temperature distribution; Temperature measurement; Batteries; 3G mobile communication; Global Positioning System; radio transceivers; smart cities; wide area networks; LPWAN technology evaluation; joint Intel-Nimbus low power-wide area technology; PoC deployment; river Liffey monitoring problem; Dublin city center; GPS unit; LoRa-based LPWA transceiver; 3G modem;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 12064
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNCW.2017.7919089
    Depositing User: David Prendergast
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 15:42
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
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