GPS-free Geolocation using LoRa in Low-Power WANs

Bernat Carbones Fargas, Martin Nordal Petersen

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    Abstract

    Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing over the last few years in multiple applications and due to the high need GPS for tracking capabilities, an innovative opportunity arises. This paper reports on a design and implementation of a LoRaWAN tracking system which is capable exploiting transmitted packages to calculate the current position without the use of GPS or GSM. This is done using the low power technology LoRa where the geolocation is calculated applying a multilateration algorithm on the gateways timestamps from received packages. The whole system consisted of an end-node, four gateways, a server and a java application to store the obtained data in a MySQL database.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS)
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2017
    Article number8016251
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509058730
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event2017 Global Internet of Things Summit - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 6 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 Global Internet of Things Summit
    Country/TerritorySwitzerland
    CityGeneva
    Period06/06/201709/06/2017

    Keywords

    • IoT
    • LoRaWAN
    • Geolocation
    • TDOA

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