IoT Geolocation Performance Using LoRaWAN

TitleIoT Geolocation Performance Using LoRaWAN
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBouras, C, Gkamas, A, Kokkinos, V, Papachristos, N
Conference NameThe 34th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA - 2020), Caserta, Italy

Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies aiming to provide power-efficient solutions to the world of IoT. This paper describes a solution based on the Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology to geolocalise IoT modules such as wearables used from vulnerable groups. Through estimation of the behavior of a LoRaWAN channel and using trilateration and RSSI information, the localization of an IoT wearable can be obtained within a small range. Routing people in need is one of the use cases the above mechanism could be integrated so as to be able to be tracked by familiar people.