Reality Check of Technologies for IoT Connectivity
In this workshop we will present the latest advances related to long range IoT & LPWAN (NB-IoT, LoRa, Sigfox, IEE802.15.4g, IEEE802.11ah, …) communication.
The focus will be on practical results that have been demonstrated with IoT devices in diverse application domains.
Some highlights include the following:
hands-on experience with NB-IoT
LPWAN network-based localization: which accuracies can we expect?
energy consumption of IoT devices with LPWAN connectivity
Several innovations will be (live) demonstrated during a guided tour.
The workshop is open to all players in wireless technology, from technology providers and system integrators, to providers and end-users of solutions for IoT applications.
We present a brief overview of the current status of NB-IoT standardization, and theoretical throughput capacity of the standard. This is followed by practical measurement results of throughput and latency obtained on the Orange network.
We present an implementation of the main functionalities and coverage enhancement features of NB-IoT in NS-3, an end-to-end network simulator. The resource allocation and link adaptation in NS-3 are modified to comply with the new features of NB-IoT. Using the developed simulation framework, we simulate the end-to-end latency and maximum number of devices. In addition, the influence of the new coverage enhancement features on network reliability and latency is evaluated.
Part 2: Track & tracing with low-power wide area networks
Where on Earth is your IoT device? In some cases, it might be enough to just know the country: in which airport was my luggage lost? In other cases, somewhat more detail is necessary: is my equipment still at the construction site, or back in the storage? Getting this information through the IoT communication links avoids the need for satellite localization and is the topic of this talk. We will give an update of the current status of LPWAN based localization, including LoRaWAN, Sigfox and NB-IoT, but also other opportunities related to localization using 868 MHz.
We first present a short overview of energy-saving features of several LPWAN technologies: Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, 802.11ah, and 802.15.4g TSCH. We illustrate this with results (based on theoretical modelling and simulation) on energy consumption and battery lifetime.
Quicksand presents the design process of a battery-powered autonomous sensor system. Taking the power consumption into account from the design start, during the design phase, and verification over long time ensure you make optimal use of the available battery capacity.
Panel debate: The future of wireless connectivity technology for IoT applications
allora Factory: “LoRa connected sensor devices”
imec-IDLab-UGent: “A Cloud-based Virtual Network Operator for Managing Multimodal LPWANs”
imec: “Design and prototyping of IoT devices with wireless connectivity”
VILOC: “LoRaWAN geolocation solutions”
End of the Wireless Community workshop
Start of Ideal-IoT SBO-project workshop
only accessible for members of the industrial advisory committee (IAC); it is still possible to join the IAC
Part 4: LPWAN networks for control applications
Marleen Boonen, Methods2Business: “Wi-Fi HaLow™, Wi-Fi for IoT”
Amina Seferagic, imec-IDLab-UGent: “Long range low-latency control loops”
Jeroen Hoebeke, Professor, imec-IDLab-UGent: “Low Overhead Scheduling of LoRa Transmissions for Improved Scalability”