Comparison of LoRa Simulation Environments

TitleComparison of LoRa Simulation Environments
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A, Katsampiris, S, Kokkinos, V
Conference NameThe 14th International Conference on Broad - Band Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA - 2019), Antwerp, Belgium
Date PublishedNovember 7 - 9

Internet of Things (IoT) is used more and more in our everyday life, connecting different wireless devices, and their distance can vary from some centimeters to many kilometers. New IoT technologies such as Long Range (LoRa) are emerging enabling power efficient wireless communication over very long distances. Simulation of LoRa networks is quite important, because can be used for the design and the evaluation of LoRa based application without the need of costly implementations or before to proceed to the actual implementation of the system. Choosing the right parameters of the systems like spreading factor can improve the energy consumption of the wireless devices. This paper presents the most important LoRa simulation environments available in the literature and after that, we present a comparative evaluation of LoRa simulation environments. The benefits, the disadvantages and the highlights of each LoRa simulation environment is presented.