Mobile and Delay Tolerant Network for LoRa at Sea

Mohamed Msaad, Adam Hambly, Patrizio Mariani, Sokol Kosta

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Near-real-time (nRT) ocean observations are critical for the sustainable management of coastal as well as offshore regions, including implementation of early warning systems, mitigation of pollution, response to extreme events and natural hazards. This can be achieved via the implementation of the so-called Ocean of Things, which consist of distributed networks of low-cost sensors enabling the acquisition of real-time or near-real-time data in support of the sustainable management of aquatic environments. In this project, we propose a LoRa-based system for sensor data collection at sea through mobile LoRa gateways mounted in ships. The sensor nodes will keep looking for mobile gateways, while trying to conserve energy, and will transmit their data as soon as a gateway ship approaches. The system aims at extending the LoRa network from the cities to the shore and finally to the open ocean.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoNEXT'20: Proceedings of the Student Workshop
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-8183-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 16th International Conference on emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Dec 20204 Dec 2020
Conference number: 16


ConferenceThe 16th International Conference on emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies


  • IoT
  • Ocean
  • LoRaWAN
  • Delay tolerant network


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