In this article, we propose a reliable and low-latency Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) solution for environmental monitoring in factories at major accident risk (FMAR). In particular, a low power wearable device for sensing the toxic inflammable gases inside an industrial plant is designed with the purpose of avoiding peculiar risks and unwanted accidents to occur. Moreover, the detected data have to be urgently and reliably delivered to remote server to trigger preventive immediate actions so as to improve the machine operation. In these settings, LoRaWAN has been identified as the most proper communications technology to the needs owing to the availability of off the shelf devices and software. Hence, we assess the technological limits of LoRaWAN in terms of latency and reliability and we propose a fully LoRaWAN compliant solution to overcome these limits. The proposed solution envisages coordinated end device (ED) transmissions through the use of Downlink Control Packets (DCPs). Experimental results validate the proposed method in terms of service requirements for the considered FMAR scenario.

Tamang, D., Pozzebon, A., Parri, L., Fort, A., Abrardo, A. (2022). Designing a Reliable and Low-Latency LoRaWAN Solution for Environmental Monitoring in Factories at Major Accident Risk. SENSORS, 22(6) [10.3390/s22062372].

Designing a Reliable and Low-Latency LoRaWAN Solution for Environmental Monitoring in Factories at Major Accident Risk

Tamang D.;Pozzebon A.;Parri L.;Fort A.;Abrardo A.
2022

Abstract

In this article, we propose a reliable and low-latency Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) solution for environmental monitoring in factories at major accident risk (FMAR). In particular, a low power wearable device for sensing the toxic inflammable gases inside an industrial plant is designed with the purpose of avoiding peculiar risks and unwanted accidents to occur. Moreover, the detected data have to be urgently and reliably delivered to remote server to trigger preventive immediate actions so as to improve the machine operation. In these settings, LoRaWAN has been identified as the most proper communications technology to the needs owing to the availability of off the shelf devices and software. Hence, we assess the technological limits of LoRaWAN in terms of latency and reliability and we propose a fully LoRaWAN compliant solution to overcome these limits. The proposed solution envisages coordinated end device (ED) transmissions through the use of Downlink Control Packets (DCPs). Experimental results validate the proposed method in terms of service requirements for the considered FMAR scenario.
Tamang, D., Pozzebon, A., Parri, L., Fort, A., Abrardo, A. (2022). Designing a Reliable and Low-Latency LoRaWAN Solution for Environmental Monitoring in Factories at Major Accident Risk. SENSORS, 22(6) [10.3390/s22062372].
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