Fault-Tolerant Energy-Efficient LoRaWAN Networking Architecture

Cheng En Yu, Chao Wang, Shao Qun Zhang

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Fault tolerance and energy efficiency are two key enablers for a sustainable service infrastructure for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. Among the low-power wide-area network technologies, LoRaWAN is a promising candidate to meet the requirements. This paper describes a design and im-plementation of a fault-tolerant energy-efficient LoRaWAN IoT architecture. The architecture design adopts the primary/backup approach to prevent single point of failure at the LoRaWAN gateway, and by design a network server would coordinate with the LoRa end devices to select appropriate spreading factors to achieve higher energy efficiency during normal operation. The proposed architecture has been implemented upon the open source LoRaWAN framework ChirpStack. The implementation is empirically evaluated in a university campus setting, and the experiment results suggest that the proposed networking architecture may tolerate LoRaWAN gateway failure while saving energy spent at each LoRa end device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 11th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing, MECO 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665468282
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event11th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing, MECO 2022 - Budva, Montenegro
Duration: 2022 Jun 72022 Jun 10

Publication series

Name2022 11th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing, MECO 2022


Conference11th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing, MECO 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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