Development of a practical LoRaWAN scenario
Document typeMaster thesis
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LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is a networking solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices offering long range, low power, and low bit rate. In this technology, end-devices use LoRa to physically communicate with gateways. The aim of this master thesis is to develop a practical LoRaWAN scenario focused on educational purposes in order to help students understand the LoRa and LoRaWAN basic parameters and mechanisms such as activation procedures, data rates, transmit power and link quality. The processes to obtain the LoRa packets in a practical LoRaWAN scenario and the tools to analyse them are also presented in this project. The report is dived in four chapters: The first chapter covers a brief overview of the LoRaWAN technology and how it works. The second chapter is focused on all the software and hardware tools and devices that are necessary to develop the practical scenario. The third chapter is a complete guide of the development of the network. The final chapter analyses the different possibilities and parameters that can be managed along with a guide for a Lab session where the steps, for the different class roles (i.e. professor, student), to develop a LoRaWAN practical environment, are presented.