Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network

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Publication Details

Author(s): Schadhauser M, Robert J, Heuberger A
Publication year: 2016
Language: English


Abstract


The communication of sensor networks enables a

variety of different applications. Thus, technologies for connect-

ing sensor nodes have gained comprehensive popularity over

the last few years. Concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT)

or Machine-to-Machine-Communication (M2M) incorporate the

idea of a widespread data exchange among numerous items of

various forms. In an interdisciplinary team we are extending this

idea of sensor networking to the scope of wildlife tracking, in

particular the tracking of bats. For this purpose, a large number

of lightweight Ultra Low Power (ULP) sensor nodes are attached

on the back of the animals. With a weight of just 1.8 g in total

and a maximal equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of

only 5 dBm, those sensor nodes are still capable to transmit data

over a range of even more than 5 km. Adaptable bi-directional

transmission schemes, not only between bat nodes, but also to a

system of distributed base stations, conduced for gathering sensor

data and localization, are implemented. This paper presents the

conceptual and technical challenges in communication as well as

a structural description of our base station network. Approaches

toward an increase in the tracking range by means of an adaptive

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) telemetry system are presented.

Finally, reasonable waveforms are evaluated, aiming at robust

transmissions under the present conditions. Environmental effects

and channel characteristics inferred by propagation models as

well as hardware restrictions have to be taken into account.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Heuberger, Albert Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunikationselektronik (Stiftungslehrstuhl)
Robert, Jörg
Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunikationselektronik (Stiftungslehrstuhl)
Schadhauser, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunikationselektronik (Stiftungslehrstuhl)


How to cite

APA:
Schadhauser, M., Robert, J., & Heuberger, A. (2016). Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network. Duisburg, DE.

MLA:
Schadhauser, Michael, Jörg Robert, and Albert Heuberger. "Concept for an Adaptive Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Bat Communication Network." Proceedings of the Smart SysTech 2016 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies, Duisburg 2016.

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