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LoRaWAN Network Capacity Analysis for Smart Water Grid

Yandja, L. ; Chaari, L. ; Fourati, M. ; Barraca, JPB

LoRaWAN Network Capacity Analysis for Smart Water Grid, Proc IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing - CSNDSP, Porto, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , July, 2020.

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Abstract
As a first step toward Smart Water Grid, we study
the suitability of LoRaWAN for smart water metering. Due to
the huge number of smart water meters to connect, we perform
pre-deployment studies to understand the capacity of LoRaWAN
network. Accordingly, we seek to determine the number of smart
water meters supported by a single gateway. Under NS3, we show
that one LoRa gateway is able to support approximately 1000
smart water meters with about 92% of packet delivery ratio. It
is also important to note that according to our simulations, we
observe that LoRaWAN is sensitive to the number of nodes.