Low power wide area machine-to-machine networks: key techniques and prototype

Xiong, Xiong, Zheng, Kan, Xu, Rongtao, Xiang, Wei, and Chatzimisios, Periklis (2015) Low power wide area machine-to-machine networks: key techniques and prototype. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (9). pp. 64-71.

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Abstract

As one of the fastest growing technologies, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are expected to provide ubiquitous connectivity. M2M devices can be used for a wide range of emerging applications that have various communications requirements. While M2M communications have been developed for many years, major challenges still remain with their efficient implementation from the perspective of low energy consumption and wide coverage. To address these challenges, low power wide area (LPWA) technology is investigated as one of the potential candidate solutions. In this article, we first introduce some typical LPWA M2M application scenarios. Given their requirements, we highlight key techniques and standards that are explicitly designed for LPWA M2M communications. Finally, we present an LPWA prototype system to evaluate its performance and demonstrate its potential in bridging a technological gap for future Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.

Item ID: 42840
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-1896
Funders: National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (NHTRDP), China Natural Science Funding (NSF), National Key Technology R&D (NKTRD) Program of China, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU)
Projects and Grants: NHTRDP 2014AA01A705, NSF 61271183, NKTRD 2015ZX03002009- 004, FRFCU No. 2014ZD03-02
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 23:24
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services @ 100%
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